CHARLES J. WESCHLER, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Weschler '32

Date of birth: July 9, 1909

Date of death: January 16, 1945

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Charles was lost while a Prisoner of War… but it is unclear exactly when or how. The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial and this list have him aboard the Brazil Maru POW ship, perishing on January 16, 1945. However, this other list of POWs has his date of death as December 15, 1944.

The April 1, 1941 Navy Directory lists his station as the 16th Naval District, Cavite, Philippines.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He was also survived by a daughter, Ann Amelia, who was born in ~1940. Charles' brother, Tom, was a 1939 graduate and retired a Vice Admiral.

Memorial

The great cabin aboard SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is named for Charles.


Class of 1932

Charles is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.