JOHN C. H. SMITH, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Smith '38

Date of birth: February 22, 1917

Date of death: September 15, 1942

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was lost when USS Wasp (CV 7) was sunk by a Japanese submarine on September 15, 1942. He appears to have been a part of ship's company, though unable to find details of his service.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1938

John is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.