From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Daniel Gothie '32

Date of birth: October 1, 1910

Date of death: October 24, 1944

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Dan was lost when the Japanese "Hell Ship" he was aboard, Arisan Maru, was sunk by an American submarine on October 24, 1944.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for "meritorious service as officer in charge of Torpedo Repair at Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines." He was "captured at the fall of the Philippines and held in various prison camps." (Unable to determine what his unit was; the Navy Directory of April 1, 1941 lists him on shore duty at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Suspect it was 16th Naval District.)

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by his two sons, Daniel and Michael (USNA '61).

Prisoner of War Medal

From Hall of Valor:

Lieutenant Daniel S. Gothie (NSN: 0-71671), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Action Date: May 6, 1942 - Died in Captivity
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands)

Class of 1932

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