JOHN B. PYE, LCDR, USN
John Pye '39
Date of birth: August 8, 1917
Date of death: January 12, 1945
From the 1939 Lucky Bag:
Unable to find citations for the Silver Star or Bronze Star medals he was awarded.
From Fleet Organization:
- Duty USS Nashville (CL-43) 1 Jul 1939 - 1 Nov 1940
- Under Instruction Submarine School 1942
- Torpedo & Gunnery Officer USS Swordfish (SS-193) May 1943
- Executive Officer USS Swordfish (SS-193) Apr 1944 - Jan 1945
- Acting Captain USS Swordfish (SS-193) 31 Aug 1944
- Ensign 1 Jun 1939
- Lieutenant (j.g.) 1 Jun 1942
- Lieutenant (T) 15 Jun 1942
- Lieutenant Commander (T) 15 Mar 1944
John's father was a Vice Admiral and 1901 US Naval Academy graduate who retired with 44 years of service, including acting Commander in Chief of the US Pacific Fleet and president of the Naval War College.
His brother, William Pye, Jr. '28, was lost in 1938 when his fighter crashed following a mid-air collision off the coast of southern California.