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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: February 16, 1945
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1941 Seaman LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Garden City, L. I., N. Y.

Age, 21. Description, that of a glamour boy. Origin, Garden City, Long Island. We remember watching Bleecker enter the Academy during our plebe summer. He did not arrive until near the end of the applicants and then seemed such a mere lad. Bright, twinkling eyes, and platinum blond, curly hair gave him his appearance.

He answers to the name of "Stinky'" in his gang. The other members are "Pinky," "Tony," "Butch," "Dapper," "Willie," and "Tully." By the names no sophistication can be implied and none will ever be. They are a happy-go-lucky bunch, with women and song their chief amusements.

However, to stop here would never give his real accomplishments for Bleecker is a lacrosse player of no mean merit. Second class year he was outstanding and was elected captain of the 1941 team, only to be denied the pleasure of playing his senior year by an early graduation.

Class Crest Committee; Company Representative 3, 2 1; Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, Captain 1.

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


Bleeker was lost when his F6F-5 Hellcat was shot down near Tokyo on February 16, 1945. He was a member of Bombing Fighting Squadron (VBF) 12 operating from USS Randolph (CV 15).

His wife was listed as next of kin.

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Class of 1941
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