ARTHUR H. VORPAHL, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Arthur Vorpahl '32

Date of birth: December 18, 1907

Date of death: March 2, 1942

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Arthur was lost when USS Pillsbury (DD 227) was sunk by a superior Japanese surface force in a night action on March 2, 1942, 200 miles east of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1932

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