HENRY N. OATES, ENS, USN
Henry Oates '45
Date of birth: 1923
Date of death: December 24, 1945
From the 1945 Lucky Bag:
Henry was lost on December 24, 1945 when his plane crashed near NAS Dallas, Texas. (Information from September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE.)
He is buried in Louisiana.
His gravestone indicates he served aboard USS St. Louis (CL 49) at some point, or perhaps he was stationed aboard this ship when he was lost.