JAMES W. CROWTHER, 1LT, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Crowther '35

Date of birth: December 10, 1911

Date of death: December 23, 1940

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about James' life or loss.

He was listed as "under instruction" at NAS Pensacola in the October 1, 1939 Navy Directory. James earned his wings as naval aviator #6379 on May 10, 1940. In the 1940 Navy Directory he was listed as a member of the 1st Marine Aircraft Group at the Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia.

The Register of Alumni: "12/23/1940, San Luis Cuba".

It is possible he was one of two crew lost when a "Navy bomber" crashed near Havana.


Class of 1935

James is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 on Virtual Memorial Hall.