JAMES H. EVERSOLE, ENS, USN
James Eversole '43
Date of birth: June 18, 1919
Date of death: August 24, 1942
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
James was lost on August 24, 1942 when USS Enterprise (CV 6) was struck by three bombs from Japanese aircraft at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. His parents were listed as next of kin. He has a memorial marker in Ohio.
From the Class of 1943 anniversary book "25 years later…":
Jim was born on 18 June 1919 in South Bloomfield, Ohio. He was appointed from Ohio and entered the Academy on 19 June 1939. Upon graduation he reported to duty aboard the carrier USS ENTERPRISE. On 24 August 1942 slightly more than two months after graduation he was killed at his battle station on the after star board anti-air-aircraft gun battery when the ship was hit by a bomb while under attack by enemy aircraft in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. He was entitled to wear the Purple Heart, American Area Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. H.C. Eversole who at the time of Jim’s death resided at 829 Reinhard Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
He is not related to John Eversole '38.