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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: July 20, 1946
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1944 Lister LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Joseph Douglas Lister

Waterbury, Connecticut

Steady as she goes, Joe! "Wedgie" cut his eye teeth sailing boats along the Connecticut coast. A natural love of the sea turned his thoughts to the Naval Academy. While here he spent his weekdays with the dinghy team and his weekends on the Highland Light. During the winter battalion wrestling and the Model Club occupied his time. Joe has been a "Red Mike" ever since he walked in the main gate with a picture of a certain brunette from Hartford in his suitcase. His cheery disposition, which has persisted through several close shaves with Skinny, has kept our spirits up and will certainly spread sunshine where-ever he goes.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


Joseph was lost when his F4U-4 Corsair crashed shortly after taking off from USS Princeton (CV 37) on July 20, 1946 in the vicinity of Hawaii.

His body was not recovered, and he is listed on the Tablets Of The Missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

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Class of 1944
Joseph is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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