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 his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Spangler.


Class of 1942

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