From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Hunter '36

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: December 9, 1941

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:


John was lost in a flight accident in the Pacific while in Scouting Squadron (VS) 2, operating from USS Lexington (CV 2) on December 9, 1941. The ship was returning from a ferry mission to Wake Island that had been called off due to the attack on Pearl Harbor. His body was not recovered. (Information on John's loss is from an email from naval aviation historian Richard Leonard on December 29, 2017.)

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1936

John is one of 38 members of the Class of 1936 in Memorial Hall.