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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: February 5, 1947
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1943 Cochran LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Washington, D.C.

Ambition: that is a one-word description of Jim. An Eagle Scout, a captain in his high school cadet corps, a member of the Marine Air Corps Reserve, and a student at Randies Prep—these were Jim's stepping stones toward his lifelong ambition to become a Naval officer. Jim, however, believed in mixing the sweet with the bitter—proven by his dragging record and the fact that he spent hour upon hour playing tennis. The Marine Air Corps Reserve must have left a little of that unexplainable something in Jim's blood, and the future will undoubtedly find Jim in the air. Happy landings, Jim!

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


James was lost when his F4U-4 Corsair crashed at sea on February 5, 1947 while operating from USS Randolph (CV 15). Another aircraft from the same squadron was also lost on that day.

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Class of 1943
James is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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