Frank Caspar Fechteler
Lieutenant, United States Navy
Casper Fechteler, the son of Augustus Francis Fechteler,
was born 8 July 1897 in San Rafael, California, and was a member of the
Naval Academy class of 1918, ordered to duty in 1917. He served in USS
Paducah through World War I, and after the war was trained as an aviator.
His last duty was in USS Langley (CV-1).
While preparing to compete in the Pulitzer
Trophy Race of 1922, Lieutenant Fechteler was killed in an airplane crash
near Detroit 18 September 1922.
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