HOWARD J. ABBOTT, LT, USN
Howard Abbott '31
Date of birth: May 21, 1910
Date of death: June 20, 1941
From the 1931 Lucky Bag:
Howard was lost when USS O-9 (SS 70) sank during a test dive on June 20, 1941. He was the commanding officer, and had been since the boat was placed back into commission on April 14, 1941.
There is a memorial to the officers and crew of USS O-9 (SS 70) in New Hampshire.
From Fleet Organization:
- Under Instruction Marine Corps School Quantico 1939
- Duty including Executive Officer USS Breese (DD-122) 1 Oct 1939 - 1 Jul 1940
- Under Orders to assume Command USS Spearfish (SS-190) 1 Nov 1940 (orders cancelled)
- Executive Officer USS Spearfish (SS-190) 2 Jan 1941 - 1 Apr 1941
- Captain USS O-9 (SS-70) 14 Apr 1941 - 20 Jun 1941
He was promoted to Lieutenant on March 28, 1939.