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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 27, 1919
Date of death: March 15, 1943
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

1942 O'Sullivan LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:


Sully, Curly, O'Banion

Born in San Francisco, Sully began college life at the University of California and has had little trouble standing at the top of the class. Sully climaxed four years of crew by becoming the Academy's No. 1 oarsman and captain. His unruly hair has been a problem, but he manages to divert attention with his contagious smile. Make one derogatory remark about California and you will have a fighting Irishman on your hands.

Football 4, 42; Crew 4, 3, 2, 1, N, Captain; Stars 4; Orchestra 4, 2; 4 Stripes.

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.


Cornelius was lost when USS Triton (SS 201) was sunk by Japanese destroyers on March 15, 1943.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class Navigation

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