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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: January 30, 1917
Date of death: September 21, 1943
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Eupora, Mississippi

Reveille never phases Josh; by eight o'clock he realizes daylight has come; noon finds him practically awake, and by four o'clock he is ready for a day's work. On wintry afternoons his "psychic bid" system has sent many a bridge partner to St. Elizabeth's. Academics are just another necessary evil, but well worth defeating; with this attitude he has given himself a good start in his Navy career. The originator of all "bad dope," Jack will probably turn his first skipper's hair gray by quietly informing him, in the midst of high speed maneuvers, that "The ship doesn't seem to answer the helm, Sir."


Josh was lost in a USN Lockheed PV-1 Ventura patrol bomber crash on the Marquesas Keys Bombing & Gunnery Range on September 21, 1943. The aircraft was assigned to VB-2 OTU-1 and was based at NAS Lake City.

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Richard Campbell ’40 was also lost in this crash.

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