HENRY N. OATES, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry Oates '45

Date of birth: 1923

Date of death: December 24, 1945

Age: ~22

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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.

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Class of 1945

Henry is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.