EUGENE E. ELMORE, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Eugene Elmore '22

Date of birth: June 30, 1900

Date of death: August 9, 1942

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Eugene was lost when USS Quincy (CA 39) was sunk early in the morning of August 9, 1942 by Japanese surface forces at the Battle of Savo Island. He reported aboard in October 1940.

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by a son, who was old enough to serve during World War II. Eugene has a memory marker in Georgia and another at the Annapolis National Cemetery.

Namesake

USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686) was named for Eugene; the ship was sponsored by his widow.

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Raymond Hansen '22 was Eugene's roommate; he too was lost in the Battle of Savo Island (while serving aboard USS Vincennes (CA 44). Information from Raymond A. Hansen, Jr. '61 via email on November 6, 2018.


Class of 1922

Eugene is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 in Memorial Hall.