HENRY D. BATTERTON, LCDR, USN
Henry Batterton '23
Date of birth: March 31, 1900
Date of death: August 11, 1942
From the 1923 Lucky Bag:
Henry was lost on August 11, 1942 when a "signal depth charge" accidentally exploded off Port Angeles, Washington.
The Register of Alumni gives "Port Angeles, WA" and his date of death. His loss was listed in the October 1942 issue of SHIPMATE: "HENRY DONALD BATTERTON, '23, Lt. Comdr., U.S.N. Died 11 August, 1942, off Port Angelus, Washington. Accidental explosion of signal depth charge."
His wife sponsored USS San Carlos (AVP 51).
Memorial Hall Error
Henry is not listed in Memorial Hall with his classmates.
He was identified through the diligent efforts of Leslie Poche, a volunteer who combed through SHIPMATE issues to find operational losses not accounted for in Memorial Hall.