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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: May 8, 1942
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

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From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Carly, Z.

Here is the eleventh company’s choice for President of the Red Mikes’ Club. Detroit’s girls are too far away, and Carl will take no chances on getting bricked. Having served a year and a half at Detroit’s Naval Reserve Air Base, he had the jump on the rest of us during the flight course of “Country Club” summer. His quiet manner and genial nature make him well liked by all who know him.


The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.


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.

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