JAMES M. SMITH, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Smith, Jr. '46

Date of birth: August 1, 1924

Date of death: April 13, 1951

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


Loss

James was lost on April 13, 1951 when his plane crashed at Corpus Christi, Texas.

He was survived by his wife, Katherine, daughter Sandra (5), son Roderick (3), and parents.

His wife's passing was reported in the December 1976 issue of Shipmate.

James is buried in California.

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Oliver Johnson '46, McFaddin Moise '46, and Kenneth Wade '46 were also members of 5th Company.


Class of 1946

James is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.