EUGENE S. CAPTAIN, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Eugene Captain '45

Date of birth: May 7, 1922

Date of death: October 20, 1944

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Eugene was one of 62 crewmen lost when an air-launched torpedo struck USS Honolulu (CL 48) on October 20, 1944. The ship was screening the landing at Leyte Gulf at the time. Unable to determine what Eugene's billet in the ship was, or how long he had been aboard.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Foster Simonsen '45, Milton Turner '45, and Roger Mullins '45 were also in 9th Company.


Class of 1945

Eugene is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.