BRUCE D. SKIDMORE, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Bruce Skidmore '37

Date of birth: December 6, 1915

Date of death: March 1, 1942

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Bruce was lost when USS Houston (CA 30) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Bruce was a gunnery spotter. "Within minutes, Lt. Bruce D. Skidmore, stationed high in the Houston’s foremast, reports enemy cruisers…"

His parents were listed as next of kin.


Class of 1937

Bruce is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 in Memorial Hall.