From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Daniel Deckelman '37

Date of birth: July 7, 1913

Date of death: March 27, 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.

His wife was listed as next of kin. Daniel has a memory marker in Ohio. (Note incorrect date of death; this 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 in Memorial Hall.