From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Soens '42

Date of birth: March, 1920 (approximate)

Date of death: May 26, 1942

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

John Aubrey Soens voluntarily resigned on November 10, 1938.

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.


From Oakland Tribune on May 28, 1942:

John Aubrey Soens, 22, has been killed in a Navy training plane accident, his relatives were informed yesterday.

Unable to find any further details; it appears he was survived by his father and perhaps an aunt. Unable to locate a memorial marker or burial location.

Note death date above is an approximation.

Class of 1942

John is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.