DONALD H. SPANGLER, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Donald Spangler '42

Date of birth: May 29, 1918

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Donald was lost when USS Atlanta (CL 51) was sunk on November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

He has a memory marker in Indiana.

Note: Unclear why Donald's name is out of chronological order.

Namesake

USS Spangler (DE 696) was named for Donald. Sponsored by Mrs. Myrtle Spangler; unclear on the relation.


Class of 1942

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