Frederick A. Van Valkenburg ’44

Frederick A. Van Valkenburg ’44 died on April 21, 2008, in Boca Raton, Florida.

He was born on March 23, 1922, in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, and grew up in Worcester, Mass., where his father was a geography professor at Clark University. He prepared for college at Worcester Academy. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. His education was interrupted when he was drafted into the Dutch Air Force in 1941. After serving for five years as a fighter pilot, he returned to Bowdoin in 1946. After graduating, he worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency. He was predeceased by his wife, Else Van Valkenburg, in 2006.