HENRY B. RATHBONE, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry Rathbone '47

Date of birth: September 13, 1925

Date of death: August 4, 1951

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Henry crashed on takeoff due to partial power failure of his F4U-4 Corsair fighter from USS Boxer (CV 21) on August 4, 1951.

He has a memory marker in Rhode Island.

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Class of 1947

Henry is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.