ARCHIBALD W. GREENLEE, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Archibald Greenlee '32

Date of birth: February 20, 1911

Date of death: April 16, 1943

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Obituary

From Find A Grave:

The article about Archibald's death was picked up through the AP and originated out of Jacksonville, Florida.

Lt. Comdr Archibald Greenlee and Pfc Douglas N. Blodgett were lost at sea during a training flight. The accident was reported by officials at the Jacksonville, Florida naval air station. Four days after the tragedy no trace of the men or their plane had been found.

Greenlee was the son of Captain Halford R. Greenlee, retired U.S. Navy, and his wife. The couple resided in New Orleans. Greenlee was married and left his wife Dorothy and the couple's two children: Dorothy Jean and Archibald, Jr.

Blodgett was the son of Mrs. Estelle E. Blodgett of Sunapee, New Hampshire. Douglas enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 16, 1942.

Adapted from census records and the "Pittsfield Berkshire Evening Eagle," Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Monday, April 19, 1943, p. 2 and the "Annapolis Capital," Annapolis, Maryland, Wednesday, April 24, 1957, p. 3.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #4130 on July 31, 1935.


Class of 1932

Archibald is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.