ARTHUR W. MCCULLOCH, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 18, 1917
Date of death: September 15, 1942
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1941 McCulloch LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

ARTHUR WILLIAM McCULLOCH

Pasco, Wash.

Rolling out of Pasco Basin, Mac brought to us a supply of yarns that are forever flowing from behind that lovable smile of his. Often has been the time when Arthur has made the youngster's eyes gleam with passion over those tales of "Now When I Was in College." Although, we wonder at the Scrouch's stories, we can readily understand his love of life from the manner in which he meets it. That knowing and confident smile gives us an idea that "McGooch" must have been quite a character in his old haunts. "The man most likely to succeed" they dubbed him when he left for Washington State, and although he has been christened a bit more during three years at the Academy, Mac's exploits are not unknown, for the "Hot Foot" is never a man to turn a good laugh down, nor a party at St. Johns. After a vigorous week-end, the "Scrouch" spends most of his time horizontally reclined, talking over escapades with "Weesky." Companionship is both his greatest essential and quality.

Football 4, 3, 2, 1 NA ; Battalion Baseball 3, 2; Company Rifle 4.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.

Loss

Arthur was lost when USS Wasp (CV 7) was sunk by a Japanese submarine on September 15, 1942.

His mother, Mrs. Minnie N. McCulloch, was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Washington.

Memorial Hall Error

The killed in action scroll in the front of Memorial Hall incorrectly spells his last name as “McCollough.”


Class Navigation

Class of 1941
Arthur is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.
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