Calling all Flier Families

Posted by Rebekah
Mar 09 2010

Well, this has finally been announced officially, so I can put it up here:

The Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum will be hosting the National Flier Memorial Service on the 66th anniversary of her sinking, Friday, August 13, 2010.

We are looking for the family members of all Flier crewmembers.  The USS Bowfin museum is helping to find them with the assistance of a team of volunteers.

The crew page on, with the names and information and photos of the crewmembers can be found here:

If any of these men look familiar, please contact me or Charles Hinman of On Eternal Patrol’s website.

I’ll post more details as they become available.

One Response

  1. Kim Saxon says:

    My great grandfather, William (Billy) Brooks was lost when the Flier went down. The story I have always heard was that he was in the engine room when the sub hit a mine.

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