Warren Allen Pruett

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
French Lick, IN

HONORED BY
Grateful American

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

AVIATION CADET. PILOT TRAINING AT NAVAL AIR STATION, CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS WITH TRAINING SQUADRON VN14D8 FLYING A CURTISS SNC-1 FALCON. ON MARCH 5, 1942 AT 0825 A.M. CIRCLING FIELD #42 FOR A SIMULATED CARRIER LANDING WITH WHEELS AND FLAPS FULLY EXTENDED HE LOST FLYING SPEED AND ENTERED A SPIN. HE RECOVERED FROM THE SPIN BUT DID NOT REGAIN SUFFICIENT FLYING SPEED. HIS PLANE CRASHED 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF NAVAL AIR STATION, CORPUS CHRISTI, AND HE WAS KILLED.