Ensign DeForest Becker, 20, navy aviator, was lost at sea Sunday night following a plane collision near the navy air base at Sanford, Fla., according to a Navy Department message received by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. DeForest Becker, of 1176 E. 29th St. He was graduated as a naval air pilot at Pensacola Training Base last Nov. 14. Born In Brooklyn, he attended Boys High School and was graduated from Stony Brook Preparatory School In 1942. He then entered Bowdoln College and later enlisted as a naval training cadet. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, William Curtis, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Anna E. Fingar and Mrs. Edith Becker. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Kings Highway Methodist Church, Kings Highway and E. 37th St. Brooklyn Eagle January 26, 1945
Found him on the 1940 New York, Kings, New York census (dist 24-259A img 10) as DeForest Becker Jr.
age 15. Address: 1176 East 29th Street.