From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Reeves, III '41

Date of birth: December 1, 1917

Date of death: October 30, 1943

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Unable to find details, but John was killed in a “flight training accident during WWII and was never married.” The Register of Alumni gives only the date October 30, 1943.

Unable to verify this, but the Pensacola Journal reported he had recently received his wings from Pensacola, was married October 12, 1943 to the former Mrs. Kathryn Hendrix Allen of Pensacola, FL, and was to be interred in Elizabeth, NJ.

The May 1962 issue of Shipmate mentions he was "killed in a plane crash in 1943." (The Class of 1910's column was discussing his mother's death.)


His father, John Jr., was listed as a Navy Captain in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1941. He was a member of the Class of 1910.

Class of 1941

John is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.