From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Correll '42

Date of birth: 1921

Date of death: April 7, 1943

Age: ~21

Lucky Bag

John Blake Correll resigned on February 7, 1939 because he was “deficient in studies, first term’s work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign.”

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.


John appears to have been lost in an accident on or near Palmyra Atoll in Hawaii, possibly while piloting an aircraft with his squadron, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 211.

His mother was listed as next of kin.

Possible Memorial Hall Error

Multiple mentions of him as a 1LT; Memorial Hall and one other has 2LT.

Class of 1942

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