JOHN O. CURTIS, LCDR, USN
John Curtis '35
Date of birth: February 26, 1913
Date of death: September 6, 1943
From the 1935 Lucky Bag:
John was lost on September 6, 1943 — possibly when his F6F-3 Hellcat fighter crashed near Hawaii. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 24 and operating from USS Belleau Wood (CVL 24).
(Note: That crash is listed on September 1; there is no corresponding entry on September 6th.)
His brother was listed as next of kin.
John was the Aviation Ordinance Officer aboard USS Yorktown (CV 5) during the Battle of Midway in June 1942.