|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1898|
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:
William R Sample (1866 - 1956)
Bettie M. Saunders Sample (1869 - 1920)
Rolfe Saunders Sample (1896 - 1956)*
William Dodge Sample (1898 - 1945)
Note: Internment 17 May 1949
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 15 Site 78 SH
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Dec 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45438217
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