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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 5, 1918
Date of death: November 7, 1944
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1942 Riley LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:



Mickey doesn't advertise his accomplishments, but when he joined our class from '41 via the hospital route, it was definitely our gain. His disarming smile and gift of blarney meet with complete feminine approval, but like a true Irish lad he loves deeply but not long. With his personality, suave and debonaire and at the same time sincere, Mickey will be a swell shipmate unless the Medical Board gets him.

Track 4; 1 Stripe.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.


Francis was lost when USS Albacore (SS 218) was sunk by a mine on November 7, 1944 while on patrol north of Hokkaido.

His wife, Lillian Joan Riley, was listed as next of kin.

Class Navigation

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