From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Blodgett '40

Date of birth: May 11, 1918

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


John was lost in USS Juneau (CL 52) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


From History of Class of 1940:

As I remember it, John was assigned to USS MARYLAND at graduation and we spent a lot of time together on liberty, as well as aboard ship. He was serious at work and good fun and compatible when at play. He was responsible and attended to his duties well. John was involved in an automobile accident in late '40 or early '41 and had a series of difficult operations on his left arm. During this period he did his best with shipboard assignments. Art Varnum

Class of 1940

John is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.