CLAY A. MITCHELL, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Clay Mitchell, Jr. '41

Date of birth: July 2, 1918

Date of death: August 4, 1950

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Clay was lost on August 4, 1950 when the plane he was piloting collided with another over the Atlantic near Pensacola, Florida. The other pilot was rescued.

He has a memorial marker in Missouri; he was survived by his parents and possibly his wife. (As of 1945 he was married; he was reported as visiting his in-laws.)

Other

He was acting commanding officer of Attack Squadron (VA) 15 for a week just prior to his loss.

In September 1949 he was injured in an auto accident that killed the other driver.

His middle name was Alexander.


Class of 1941

Clay is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.