JAMES E. LEWELLYN, ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||February 4, 1921|
|Date of death:||March 22, 1943|
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
JAMES EDWARD LEWELLYN
Jimmy arrived from the Smoky City with his specs, skull cap, pipe, and an ambition to make good. He started by playing two sports, standing high in his class, and using his talent for cartooning to keep his classmates amused and guessing. A shoulder injury halted his football career, but he continued with his boxing. Whenever a group was found, Jimmy was usually in the midst of it. His antics, jokes, and many dialects were always good for a laugh from his fellows. With his qualities of good-fellowship, tact, and understanding, Jim will be a pleasant and valued shipmate.
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 USS Amberjack (SS 219) was sunk by a patrol craft on February 16, 1943 near Rabaul.
His mother was listed as next of kin.
Daniel Seidell ’43 was also lost aboard USS Amberjack (SS 219).
|Class of 1943|
|James is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.|
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