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Frank Spence Military Service Profile


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Frank Spence Military Service Profile


Frank Brady Spence
ARM3 United States Navy Reserve

Born: July 2, 1925
Died: June 29, 1945

Frank was lost at sea. He was trapped in a damaged aircraft that, upon landing approach, missed the carrier and crashed into the sea. The pilot was saved, but rescuers could not get to Frank.

His name is memorialized in Manila. The carrier was the USS Bennington, his aircraft was a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver Dive Bomber. The action took place near the Lyte Gulf, Philippines.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.




Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Framed Photo 8x10

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches