JOSEPH A. FLYNN, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Flynn '27

Date of birth: December 12, 1904

Date of death: July 30, 1945

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Joseph was lost in USS Indianapolis (CA 35) when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. He was the ship's executive officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin. Joseph has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial Hall Error

Multiple records — and his memory marker and the headstone of his wife — list Joseph as a Captain. Memorial Hall has CDR.


Class of 1927

Joseph is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 in Memorial Hall.