JOHN M. ENNIS, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Ennis '35

Date of birth: January 23, 1913

Date of death: July 15, 1943

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Life & Loss

John was lost on July 15, 1943 when his plane crashed "thirteen miles from NAS, Hollister, California." (Information from September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE.)

John was born in Washington and entered the Naval Academy from Iowa. John is listed in the 1937 Register of Commissioned Officers as serving on USS Gilmer. He was promoted to LTjg June 6, 1938. In the April 1, 1941 Navy Directory he's listed as a LTjg under instruction at NAS Pensacola. He was promoted to Lieutenant January 1, 1942 and LCDR on May 1, 1943.

He is buried in Washington.


Class of 1935

John is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.