Bruce H. Bode (March 21, 1922 in Ridgewood, New Jersey – February 2, 1945 in Haute-Normandie, France) was a member of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1940-1941 season. A second year student during the season, he was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Bode attended Columbia Business School after the University of Virginia and was called to service in December 1942. He was a liaison pilot, and entered active service in September 1943 after training. He died on February 2, 1945 of injuries sustained in a plane crash, in which his plane lost power during takeoff. He deliberately changed course to avoid crashing near a house that had children playing in the yard, knowing that such an action would likely cost him his life.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Bruce H. Bode". Find a Grave. 2013-11-21. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120634735. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
- ↑ Corks and Curls. 1941. p. 65. http://interactive.ancestry.com/1265/40392_B065525-00028/243147381?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=40392_B065522-00064.