HAROLD J. SMITH, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harold Smith '44

Date of birth: February 18, 1922

Date of death: May 13, 1946

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Harold was lost in a mid-air collision of two Navy Hellcat fighter planes during a storm over the Everglades. The other pilot, Lt(jg) Walter E. Mattis, survived.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1944

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