From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Pownall '47

Date of birth: June 3, 1923

Date of death: February 13, 1951

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


From Altoona Mirror on February 16, 1951:

Lt(jg) John Pownall, aged 27, son of Mrs. Helen B, Pownall of State College, formerly of Tyrone, and the late H. Walter Pownall, was killed recently while serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Roosevelt in the Mediterranean sea. He was a fighter pilot. A telegram from the department of navy, received Tuesday Bight by Lt. Pownall’s brother, Walter, in Briarcliff, N. V., was the initial notification. Lt. Pownall was born in Tyrone June 3, 1923, and attended Tyrone High school, graduating in [OCR unclear]. He attended Severn school, Annapolis, Md, the Pennsylvania State college and the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, where he was graduated in 1945. Lt. Pownall was a nephew of Adm. Charles A Pownall, retired. He had been on duty with the navy since graduation from the academy.

Class of 1947

John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 on Virtual Memorial Hall.