From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Daniel Deckelman '37

Date of birth: July 7, 1913

Date of death: March 26, 1942

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:


Daniel was lost when USS Atik (AK 101) was sunk by a German submarine 300 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia on March 26, 1942. None of her crew survived the sinking and a large explosion as the ship sank.

The Naval History and Heritage Command has details of the Q-ship program, and of Atik's brief history.

Daniel wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Ohio. (Note: the date on this marker is the date he was officially declared dead by the Navy Department.)

Class of 1937

Daniel is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 on Virtual Memorial Hall.