JAMES F. FITZPATRICK, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Fitzpatrick, Jr. '35

Date of birth: December 13, 1912

Date of death: June 26, 1943

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Loss

James was lost on June 26, 1943 when the aircraft he was aboard crashed "in dense jungle" in New Hebrides. (Information from September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE.)

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is buried in Hawaii.

In the April 1, 1941 Navy Directory he is listed as a LTjg and a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 72 aboard USS Wasp (CV 7).


Class of 1935

James is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.