ANDREW J. GARDNER, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Date of death:||October 12, 1942|
From the 1939 Lucky Bag:
ANDREW JACKSON GARDNER
From Kentucky he comes, this tall mountain man of the Southlands. In the winter season he can be found in the natatorium where he spends his time in a fish-like manner practicing for the swimming team. In the spring he is found high jumping—a sport which is a natural result of a boyhood where it was necessary to swing on grapevines to jump creeks. Although he is not very savvy in such subjects as Bull, he excels in the theoretical subject of mathematics or any subject in which a thorough knowledge of mathematics is required. There is a lot more to him than one can glean from ordinary relationships with him. When one gets to know him, he has found a friend for life.
Track 4, 3, 2, 1, N**; Swimming 3, 2, 1; Radio Club 1; 1 P.O.
Andrew was lost off the coast of Hawaii on October 12, 1942, while serving as a pilot for Torpedo Squadron (VT) 3. Unable to determine if this was a training mission or a patrol, but because he does not appear on the Killed In Action scroll in Memorial Hall it's likely it was a training mission.
His wife was listed as next of kin.
|Class of 1939|
|Andrew is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.|
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