JOHN W. BOOKER, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 26, 1918
Date of death: September 9, 1943
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1942 Booker LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

JOHN WINSTON BOOKER

Book, Reveille

Brown eyed "Reveille" from down Gulf of Mexico way—just Book. Give him a fish hook and a puddle to wet it in, then a dyed-in-the-wool sandblower is perfectly contented. Taking life with a grin, he rides the crests like an old salt. Modest restraint, a liberal philosophy, and a hard worker—that's Johnny. Stringing along in his spare moments with those long, black cigars. A rich future, Book!

Cross Country 4, Manager; P. P.O.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Loss

John was lost when USS Grayling (SS 209) was sunk sometime between September 9-12, 1943.


Class Navigation

Class of 1942
John is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.
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