JOSEPH J. ROONEY, LT, USN
John Rooney '23
Date of birth: July 8, 1902
Date of death: May 10, 1928
From the 1923 Lucky Bag:
Joseph was lost on May 10, 1928 when the plane he was piloting crashed off the coast of Oceanside, California. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 3S.
He earned his wings as naval aviator #3285 in 1926.
He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.
Memorial Hall Error
Memorial Hall lists him as "John. J. Rooney;" his name was Joseph John Rooney. (There was no other "Rooney" in Class of '23, and no "John J. Rooney" in Navy Directory or Officer Registers from the period.)