From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Skelly '27

Date of birth: April 3, 1905

Date of death: May 21, 1935

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Lt. (Junior Grade) C. J. Skelly, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #3704 in 1930. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1927.

LTJG Skelly, along with the other five crewmembers of their seaplane, died when it crashed near Midway Is. in the Pacific during fleet exercises.

Despite a massive search effort, no bodies were ever recovered. LTJG Skelly left a widow, Miriam, and three young children.

He was a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 6F, based at Pearl Harbor.

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Henry Brandenburger '21 was also lost in this crash.

Class of 1927

Charles is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.