JAY C. MOSS, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||July 19, 1918|
|Date of death:||August 24, 1944|
From the 1941 Lucky Bag:
JAY CRITTENDEN MOSS
Long Beach, Calif.
Jay received the nickname, "Honest George," along with many others, when a plebe and it seems that it will follow him always. Lest the sobriety sometimes associated with Jay be predominant, let it be said that he has been the proponent of countless jokes on his classmates which often have boomeranged in spectacular fashion.
Pursuing his academics and searching for an O. A. O. to end all O. A. O.'s, he has not yet "starred" in either but just as surely as the old battle cry, "It's gonna be different next time," rings after every exam week, he is certain to have his steadfastness of purpose rewarded. All of which shows that Jay never gives up the ship. Few are the arguments he has lost, as can be testified by his hecklers. He always closes with the punch line, "Aw, that's just your defense mechanism!" But no matter how hard the knocks which may conic his way, one can always find a gleam in his eye, a ready "crack" on his tongue, and plenty of vim, vigor, and vitality.
Quarterdeck Society 2, 1; Language Club.
The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.
Jay was lost when his PV-1 Ventura patrol bomber had a mid-air collision with Ventura "near Lake City Naval Air Station at Lake City, Fla."
He is buried in California.
|Class of 1941|
|Jay is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.|
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