From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Glynn '45

Date of birth: July 2, 1923

Date of death: August 25, 1949

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


From Arlington

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, August 26, 1949 – Two pilots were killed yesterday when their planes collided in the air near Mayport during carrier practice landings. They were Lieutenant (jg) Richard Spaulding Hodson of Jacksonville and Lieutenant (jg) John Joseph Glynn, Jr. of 400 East Fifty-seventh Street, New York City.

Lieutenant Glynn was 26 years old and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Glynn of 400 East Fifty-Seventh Street. He was a member of Attack Squadron 45, based in Jacksonville.

The aviator was graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1944 and saw action during the last year of the war in the Pacific.

He also leaves a sister, Mrs. James H. Carew, and a grandmother, Mrs. Mary Glynn, sister of the late Governor Alfred E. Smith.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1945

John is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.