JOHN K. BOAL, LT, USN
John Boal '37
Date of birth: January 8, 1914
Date of death: August 5, 1942
From the 1937 Lucky Bag:
John was lost on August 5, 1942, when his scout aircraft crashed near Japan. He was a member of Cruiser Scouting Squadron (VCS) 9, flying from USS Boise (CL 47). Boise was performing a raid to divert Japanese attention from the operations around Guadalcanal.
His wife was listed as next of kin.
Memorial Hall Error
John is one of three men from the Class of 1937 who are recorded in Memorial Hall as being killed in action during World War II, but who are not listed with their classmates.