JOHN J. ROONEY, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Rooney '23

Date of birth: July 8, 1902

Date of death: May 10, 1928

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was lost on May 10, 1928 when the plane he was piloting crashed off the coast of Oceanside, California. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 3S.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3285 in 1926.

He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.


Class of 1923

John is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 in Memorial Hall.