JOHN D. HUNTLEY, LCDR, USN
John Huntley '31
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: February 1, 1943
From the 1931 Lucky Bag:
His wife was listed as next of kin.
He had been aboard USS Yorktown (CV 5) during the Battle of Midway and when that ship was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea. From Ibiblio:
Lieutenant John D. HUNTLEY, U.S. Navy, Assistant Gunnery Officer and Control Officer, Forward 5" Director.
Lieutenant Huntley, during the battle of May 8, 1942, as Control Officer of the forward 5" director, through his coolness and presence of mind under fire, maintained an effective anti-aircraft fire against various Japanese torpedo and dive bombing attacks. The guns controlled by this director shot down at least three (3) torpedo planes.
He received a letter of commendation for this action.