From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Unable to find any information on Art's life or loss.

He is listed in Memorial Hall as killed in action; the 2013 Register of Alumni gives June 14, 1945 and Okinawa. Concerned that he might not have been killed in action; there is another man with the exact same name who was commissioned into the Marines in 1943 via ROTC. Both men are from Jamestown, Rhode Island, too. He was killed in action in 1945. The ROTC graduate Lt Day was born July 1921 and is buried in Hawaii.

The only instance found in WWII casualty lists is of the ROTC graduate. (Mother's name is same.)

USNA's Arthur Day was admitted on June 27, 1941, aged 19 years 11 months — which would put his birthday in May or early June 1920.

Emailed the Jamestown Historical Society on March 19, 2018 to hopefully aid in the search.

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Conrad Grove, Jr. '45, Lloyd Wyatt, Jr. '45, Robert Billings '45, James Dawley, Jr. '45, Jack Flanagan '45, Alfred Sawyer '45, Richard Hodsdon '45, and John Horn '45 were also in 8th Company.

Class of 1945

Arthur is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.