JAMES T. STEPHENSON, JR., LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: January 4, 1919
Date of death: October 7, 1943
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

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From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

JAMES T. STEPHENSON, JR.

Speed, Scoop, Steve

An old song says, "She'll be comin' 'round the mountain when she comes, but Steve walked right through the mountain instead of around it. To the Naval Academy he brought determination, athletic ability, and the ability to turn his academic proficiency into practical channels. His sense of humor and tolerance will take him far in the Navy and in the Air Service, his ultimate ambition.

Wrestling 4, 42; Radio Club 4, 3; C.P.O.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Loss

James was lost when USS S 44 (SS 155) was sunk by a Japanese escort ship on October 7, 1943.

He was survived by his parents and has a memory marker in Tennessee.


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