JACK W. HAYS, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Hays '36

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: March 3, 1942

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Jack was lost when USS Asheville (PG 21) was sunk by Japanese surface forces on March 3, 1942. There was only one known survivor of the sinking.

(Note: Jack is not listed as an overseas loss for some reason; no next of kin is listed. He is correctly listed as killed in action in Memorial Hall.)


Class of 1936

Jack is one of 38 members of the Class of 1936 in Memorial Hall.