BENJAMIN D. VAUGHAN, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Benjamin Vaughan '44

Date of birth: December 31, 1921

Date of death: April 21, 1947

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Benjamin was lost when his airplane crashed "at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville" on April 21, 1947. He was survived by his brother and two sisters.

He is buried in Florida.

The article noted he served as a deck officer aboard USS Cabot (CVL 28) in the Pacific during World War II before earning his wings in February 1946.

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Class of 1944

Benjamin is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.