JOHN T. LYONS, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Lyons, Jr. '47

Date of birth: February 7, 1925

Date of death: May 10, 1953

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:

Loss

John was a pilot of an F9F Panther that crashed aboard USS Tarawa (CVA 40) while operating in the Mediterranean. He has a memory marker in Mississippi.

It appears that he had a son, John T. Lyons III '68, who retired as an admiral.

Memorial Hall Error

Memory marker has LT; timing of his loss—nearly six years after graduation—would certainly imply he was a LT. Memorial Hall has LTJG. Which is correct?


Class of 1947

John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.