From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Costello Massey '32

Date of birth: March 30, 1909

Date of death: August 9, 1942

Age: 33

Naval Academy Register

Costello Page Massey was admitted to the Naval Academy from Virginia on June 19, 1928 at age 19 years 3 months.

Lucky Bag

Costello is listed as a Plebe Year Casualty of the Class of 1932.


Costello was lost when USS Quincy (CA 39) was sunk early in the morning of August 9, 1942 by Japanese surface forces at the Battle of Savo Island.

He was survived by his wife and a daughter; his wife later remarried. Costello has a memory marker in Virginia.

Class of 1932

Costello is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 on Virtual Memorial Hall.