From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Soens '42

Date of birth: March, 1920 (approximate)

Date of death: May 26, 1942

Age: 22

Naval Academy Register

John Aubrey Soens was admitted to the Naval Academy with an At Large appointment on July 1, 1938 at age 18 years 4 months.

He voluntarily resigned on November 10, 1938.


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; his mother predeceased him. Unable to locate a memorial marker or burial location. Suspect he was from Oakland, California; that is the only paper to carry any mention of him.

Note death date above is an approximation.

Class of 1942

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