JAMES V. REILLY, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Reilly '32

Date of birth: March 15, 1909

Date of death: May 23, 1943

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Life & Loss

James was the co-pilot of a two engine bomber that crashed during a test flight, killing six men, about six miles northeast of Moss Landing, California.

James is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by his sister, Helen E. Reilly, but his brother Gerard, serving in the Merchant Marines, had been reported missing the previous month.


Class of 1932

James is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.