JOHN P. BOCK, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Bock '45

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: January 9, 1945

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was lost with 17 others on January 9, 1945 while aboard USS Colorado (BB 45), operating in Lingayen Gulf, when the ship was struck by "accidental gunfire" from an unspecified source. Fifty-one other men were wounded in the incident.

John was buried at sea.

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Robert Wolter, Jr. '41 was also lost in this incident.

Everett Herman '45 and Wilson Shafer, Jr. '45 were also in 2nd Company.


Class of 1945

John is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.