JAMES H. KELSEY, JR., ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Kelsey, Jr. '31

Date of birth: May 27, 1910

Date of death: August 14, 1934

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1931 Lucky Bag:

Loss

James was lost on August 13, 1934 when his SF-1 airplane (BuNo A-9468) ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean approximately 37 miles east of Cape Henry Lighthouse. (Information via US Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941.) Unit is only given as USS Lexington (CV 2). He is not listed in the 1934 Navy Directory.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #4013 on March 22, 1934.

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His widow later remarried Lance Massey '30.


Class of 1931

Harold is one of 50 members of the Class of 1931 in Memorial Hall.