MELVIN C. PHILLIPS, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Melvin Phillips '43

Date of birth: November 2, 1919

Date of death: February 26, 1944

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Melvin was lost when USS Grayback (SS 208) was sunk by a Japanese aircraft on February 24, 1944 in the East China Sea.

His parents were listed as next of kin.

On Eternal Patrol lists him as a recipient of the Bronze Star; unable to find a citation.


Class of 1943

Melvin is one of 79 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.