JOHN L. BENTON, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Benton '42

Date of birth: October 1, 1920

Date of death: March 5, 1943

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Blaine was lost when USS Grampus (SS 207) was sunk, likely on March 5, 1943, probably by Japanese destroyers.

His mother was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1942

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