ARNT B. HANSEN, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: August 6, 1920
Date of death: December 24, 1943
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

1943 Hansen LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

ARNT BILLY HANSEN

Fargo, North Dakota

A snapshot of the Naval Academy and a chance appointment brought Swede to the academy from Fargo, North Dakota, and a better than average intelligence, coupled with industrious application, kept him here. His recreational pursuits consisted of an excellent sub-eighty golf game, a fine tennis game, and a good hand of bridge, which he picked up in his spare moments during second class summer. Never over enthusiastic about the ladies, Swede managed to score in the high thirties when he did decide to concede them a portion of his time. In contrast to its casual beginning, we look for Swede's career to be long and successful.

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

Arnt was one of 98 officers and men who were lost when USS Leary (DD 158) was torpedoed three times by the German submarine U-275 on December 24, 1943 in the North Atlantic.


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