From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Horn '45

Date of birth: January 22, 1921

Date of death: November 4, 1955

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:


John was lost on November 4, 1955 when the aircraft he was aboard crashed off the coast of Miami, Florida. He was operations officer of Fighter Squadron (VF) 13 and was flying from USS Bennington. He was survived by his widow, Penny. (Information from January 1956 issue of Shipmate.)

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Conrad Grove, Jr. '45, Lloyd Wyatt, Jr. '45, Arthur Day '45, Robert Billings '45, James Dawley, Jr. '45, Jack Flanagan '45, Alfred Sawyer '45, and Richard Hodsdon '45 were also in 8th Company.

Class of 1945

John is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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