From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Flanagan '45

Date of birth: May 31, 1921

Date of death: May 26, 1948

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Private memorial services for Lt. (jg) Jack Sowter Flanagan, naval officer who was killed in a plane crash at sea off the coast of California near San Diego on May 26, will be held by the family at the home of his mother, Mrs. Victor E. Flanagan in Florence, Sunday. At the same time naval services will be conducted aboard the U.S.S. Tarawa off the California Coast.

Besides his mother, deceased is survived by two brothers, Robert V. Flanagan, student at Auburn, and William Stuart Flanagan of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Harry M. Simpson, Birmingham, and a grandmother, Mrs. M.V. Flanagan, Clearwater, Kan.

Mr. Flanagan was graduated from Murphy high school in Mobile, and from Greenbrier military school in Lewisburg, W.Va. He was graduated from the naval academy at Annapolis in [1944]. He was electrical officer aboard the cruiser Cleveland for two years during the war in the southwest Pacific. For the past two years he had been flying in the States.

He was flying with Attack Squadron (VA) 1A.

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Class of 1945

Jack is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.