Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Samples in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Adm William Dodge Sample
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Mar. 9, 1898
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1945, Japan

Ensign W. D. Sample, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #3098 in 1923. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1919 (graduating in 1918 due to the world war).

Captain Sample commanded the fleet aircraft carriers USS INTREPID (CV-11) and HORNET (CV-12) during World War II.

Commanding Carrier Division 22 with the rank of Rear Admiral, RADM Sample was a passanger on a VPB-205 PBM seaplane which was lost with all hands on the island of Honshu, Japan. The wreckage was not found until 19 November 1948.

For more details see the following writup:
Family links: 
  William R Sample (1866 - 1956)
  Bettie M. Saunders Sample (1869 - 1920)
  Rolfe Saunders Sample (1896 - 1956)*
  William Dodge Sample (1898 - 1945)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Internment 17 May 1949
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 15 Site 78 SH
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Dec 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45438217
Adm William Dodge Sample
Added by: Thea Goodman
Adm William Dodge Sample
Added by: Wilbur Burt
Adm William Dodge Sample
Added by: Mike Weeks
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thank you.
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
Thank you for your great service in preserving our country's freedom. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 9, 2011

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service