NORMAN C. SMITH, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Norman Smith '42

Date of birth: 1919

Date of death: February 28, 1942

Age: ~22

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Norman was lost when USS Jacob Jones (DD 130) was sunk by a German submarine on February 28, 1942.

From U-Boat Attack Logs: A Complete Record of Warship Sinkings:

The only officer recorded as having survived the explosions, Assistant Engineer Ensign Norman C. Smith, was so badly wounded that "he was practically incoherent at all times until his death."

He has a memory marker in Vermont.


Class of 1942

Norman is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.