DALE W. KNAGGS, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: November 13, 1942
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1942 Knaggs LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

DALE WESLEY KNAGGS

Dale, Skonk, Bone Dome

The Naval Academy lost a great athlete, so Dale claims, when he went unsat plebe year. A born snake, he can be seen tripping lightly at all the hops, usually with the belle of the ball. Dale's jovial smile hides a serious and conscientious nature that is seldom seen by those who know him only slightly. His friends know him as capable and dependable, in fact, Dale was going to star one year, but never found the time.

Battalion Football; Battalion Baseball: Company Softball; Hop Committee 2, 1; Reception Committee 3, 2,1; 1 Stripe.

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.

Loss

Dale was lost when USS Monssen (DD 436) was sunk on November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

His parents were listed as next of kin.


Class Navigation

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