JOHN C. HUNTER, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Hunter '36

Date of birth: September 27, 1912

Date of death: December 9, 1941

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:

Loss

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 39 members of the Class of 1936 in Memorial Hall.