ALBERT E. OBERG, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: July 10, 1943
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1943 Oberg LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

ALBERT EDWARD OBERG

Brooklyn, New York

Al is probably the only man in the academy who was offered an appointment to West Point after he had completed his plebe year here. The Navy's gain became the Army's loss. After the shock of his new life had worn off, Al plunged into almost all the sports in rotation. Football, baseball, basketball, and Softball all received his attention but none could keep him. Handball and sail- ing became his main recreational activities. As a member of the Hop Committee, he rendered yeoman service and wore that sword belt with great aplomb. ATs steady equilibrium was upset only by a letter from N. C. or the defeat of the Dodgers.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

Albert was lost on July 10, 1943; he had been Signal Officer and Assistant Navigator when USS Strong (DD 467) was sunk on July 5, 1943.

Unclear why his date of death is several days following the sinking; it's possible he survived the sinking but later died of his wounds. He was last seen on the bow of the ship, helping the crew evacuate to another destroyer.

His mother was listed as next of kin.


Class Navigation

Class of 1943
Albert is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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