FRED B. CANNON, JR., ENS, USNR
Fred Cannon, Jr. '40
Date of birth: 1916
Date of death: September 15, 1942
Fred Beatty Cannon, Jr. was admitted to the Naval Academy from West Virginia on June 15, 1936 at age 19 years 10 months.
He resigned on March 12, 1937.
Fred Beatty Cannon, Jr. is listed on the page titled “And Some We Knew.”
Fred was lost when USS Wasp (CV 7) was sunk by a Japanese submarine on September 15, 1942.
He is not listed in the July 1941 edition of "Commissioned Officers, Cadets, Midshipmen, and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve."
Memorial Hall Error
Memorial Hall is listed without "Jr." on the Class of 1940 panel, and also as a LTJG; all other references (and his headstone) have ENS. He was also a member of the Naval Reserve; Memorial Hall has USN.
"Jr." is present on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.