From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Fred Cannon '40

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: September 15, 1942

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

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.

His parents were listed as next of kin.

Memorial Hall Error

Memorial Hall lists Fred without "Jr." with his classmates, and also as a LTJG; all other references have ENS. Suspect he was likely USNR as well.

"Jr." is present on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.

Class of 1940

Fred is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.