From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Lister '44

Date of birth: June 16, 1920

Date of death: July 20, 1946

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


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.

From the Hartford Courant on July 27, 1946:

Lieutenant Joseph D, Lister, 26, of 190 Park Road, West Hartford, has been reported dead, the Navy Department has informed his wife, Mrs. Mary Fk. Lister, He was previously reported as missing following a recent air crash in the Pacific.

Lieutenant Lister was born in Waterbury and attended Crosby High School there and Randle’s Preparatory School in Washington prior to his appointment to the Naval Academy.

He was graduated from Annapolis in the class of 1944 and served as a line officer in the European and Mediterranean theaters for 13 months after his graduation from the Academy. He returned to this country for flight training and won his wings a year ago.

At the time of the crash Lieutenant Lister was piloting an F4U Corsair fighter plane from the aircraft carrier, USS Princeton.

Besides his wife, he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Lister of Waterbury.

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

Class of 1944

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

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