From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Mahony, Jr. '39

Date of birth: July 21, 1917

Date of death: July 1, 1943

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:


From the All Hands Naval Bulletin (April 1944), describing the action for which he was awarded an Air Medal:

Lieut. Jack A. Mahony Jr., USN, Charleston, S.C. (posthumously): Completely disregarding his own safety, he struck courageously at a formation of 45 enemy bombers and fighters over New Georgia Island, 1 July 1943. Making a powerful run he severely damaged one of the enemy craft before the furious speed of his dive tore the wings from his own plane and he dived into the sea.

He has a memory marker in South Carolina.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1939

Jack is one of 77 members of the Class of 1939 on Virtual Memorial Hall.