From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Carl Ziehr '42

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: May 8, 1942

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Carl was lost when USS Lexington (CV 2) was attacked by Japanese aircraft on May 8, 1942 in the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was a member of the gunnery department.

His father was listed as next of kin; his mother and a sister were alive as of June 1941, when they reportedly visited him in Annapolis.

Date of Birth

Carl was appointed to the Naval Academy on July 16, 1938 when he was 19 years 7 months old. This would place his date of birth in either late 1918 or early 1919; in either case he was 23 years old when he was lost.

Class of 1942

Carl is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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