JOHN J. GREEN, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Green '42

Date of birth: January 26, 1919

Date of death: September 11, 1943

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was one of 202 officers and men lost when USS Rowan (DD 405) sank in less than a minute following a torpedo hit from a German E-boat in the Gulf of Salerno early on the morning of September 11, 1943.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1942

John is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.