JOSEPH F. HARMON, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||January 19, 1917|
|Date of death:||July 22, 1943|
From the 1939 Lucky Bag:
JOE FREDERIC HARMON
BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN
Joe, Face, Combullron
JOE started his career by taking Law at the University of Michigan. This inspiration, however, did not come entirely to naught, for when he obtained his appointment, he brought his inclination toward liberal arts to the Academy and soon talked himself into the Quarterdeck Society, an enviable class standing, and the position of Combullron. Of the many privileges of this latter position, he especially appreciates getting some of that good sleep. And with his "Navy line" it is inevitable that as extra-curricular activity he should specialize in snaking, although several brickings and squelchings have almost placed him back into the ranks of the misogynists. Because of his sound judgment in practical matters and his loquacity, he will probably find a desk in the Judge Advocate General's Office.
Quarterdeck Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Interbattalion Debate Championship 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Boat Club 4, 3; Trident; 2 Stripes.
Joseph Frederic Harmon Lieutenant U.S. Navy Jan 19, 1917 July 22, 1943
Graduate U. S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 1939
Aboard U.S.S. John D. Ford At Manila, Dec. 7, 1941
Naval Actions with Asiatic Fleet in the Southwest Pacific Battle of Macasscar Straits First Major Engagement of U.S. Navy in World War II
Graduate Naval Air Training Pensacola, Florida 1943
Killed in Plane Crash In Line of Duty, Jacksonville, Florida
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|Class of 1939|
|Joseph is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.|
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