Veterans' Memorial Project

Gene Frederick Drake

Wilmette, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1938

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 08/03/1920

Date of Death: 02/11/1943

Affiliations: Psi Upsilon

Lt. Drake enlisted in Chicago on March 17, 1941, as an Aviation Cadet. He was lost with a plane off New England coast on February 11, 1943; but declared dead January 31, 1944. He was a South Pacific combat veteran.

– taken from University and public records

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