ARTHUR F. ALEXANDER, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: January 3, 1944
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1940 Alexander LB.jpg

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

ARTHUR FREDERICK ALEXANDER

Clinton, Massachusetts

With a flashing twinkle in his banjo eyes, Alex will go through life never permitting any obstacles to cause him any undue solicitude. Convention, with this gentleman, is taboo. Constantly looking for the unusual in the way of amusement and entertainment, he has been the instigator of many pleasurable moments that will always be remembered by his friends. His happy-go-lucky nature sometimes led him into academic difficulties, but the ability was there also, and Alex managed to come through unscathed. If you ever have to ride out some bad weather, he's the kind of shipmate you will want at your side.

Loss

Alex was lost in the explosion of USS Turner (DD 648) in New York harbor on January 3, 1944.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

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Carlton Rees '40 and Albert Gross '44 were also lost when USS Turner (DD 648) exploded and sank in New York harbor on January 3, 1944.


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