IRVING G. MCCANN, JR., LT, USN
Irving McCann, Jr. '35
Date of birth: September 3, 1913
Date of death: August 9, 1942
From the 1935 Lucky Bag:
His mother was listed as next of kin.
From A Log of the Vincennes:
Lieutenant McCann was born on September 3, 1913, at Gasper, Wyoming. He was appointed Midshipman on June 11, 1931, and was graduated from the Naval Academy, June 6, 1935. During the period between June, 1935, and May, 1938, he served on board the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa and the U.S.S. Cuyama. On August 9, 1938, he was commissioned Lieutenant (jg) to rank from June 6 of that year. He served on board the U.S.S. Haraden from December 18, 1938, to September 24, 1940. He was then assigned to the Vincennes, to which he reported for duty on October 8, 1940. Like other officers of his ship, he was promoted after the Battle of Midway, being commissioned Lieutenant (sg) to rank from June 15, 1942. He was reported missing in action against the enemy in the Battle of Savo Island. He was unmarried. His mother, Mrs. Roy Sands McCann, writes from Aptos, California.