HUGH D. HAMILTON, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Hugh Hamilton '43

Date of birth: June 5, 1919

Date of death: September 11, 1943

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Hugh was one of 197 officers and crew lost when USS Savannah (CL 42) was struck by a German radio-controlled Fritz X glide-bomb on September 11, 1943 while providing gunfire support for the landings at Salerno, Italy.

He was survived by his "parents; brother, Robert (1913-1968); and sister, Bobby Ruth Hamilton Crosby (1925, Dorchester, Texas-2016, Richmond, Virginia)."

Hugh has a second memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1943

Hugh is one of 79 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.