From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Williams '40

Date of birth: February 22, 1917

Date of death: November 24, 1943

Age: 26

Naval Academy Register

George Vincent Williams was admitted to the Naval Academy from Minnesota on June 18, 1936 at age 19 years 3 months.

Lucky Bag

George Vincent Williams is listed on the page titled “And Some We Knew.”


George was lost on November 24, 1943 when USS Liscome Bay (CVE 56) was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. He was a pilot with Composite Squadron (VC) 39, which lost over half of the 77 pilots and crewmen assigned.

His mother was listed as next of kin.

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Henry Mullinnix '16, Irving Wiltsie '21, Lester Kern '23, Finley Hall '29, and Charles Ostrom '30 were also lost in Liscome Bay.

Class of 1940

George is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.