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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1921
Date of death: April 14, 1945
Age: ~23

Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

George Gallagher Hart

Connellsville, Pennsylvania

G-square left the peaceful like of Washington and Jefferson and the trout streams of the Appalachians in search of excitement — to become a midshipmite. His stocky frame and broad shoulders easily gained for him starring positions on the battalion football and track squads. When not engaged in these activities, he was a serious student of horizontal engineering. A lover of the best in music, he could find friends among the admirers of either Dorsey or Beethoven. We will remember Moose for his never-failing good humor, his natural sense of comradeship, and his high ideals, that are always appreciated and look for by brother officers.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


George was one of twenty-three officers and crew lost aboard USS Sigsbee (DD 502) on April 14, 1945, when she was struck by a kamikaze just aft of the number five gun mount.

He was the assistant gunnery officer and had served aboard since September 20, 1943.

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George is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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