From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Norman Naylor '43

Date of birth: July 23, 1920

Date of death: November 8, 1944

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Norman was lost when USS Growler (SS 215) was sunk by Japanese surface vessels on November 8, 1944 in the South China Sea.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

He was awarded the Bronze Star. (Unable to find citation.)

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Thomas Oakley, Jr. '34 and Francis Thomas ’43 were also lost when Growler was sunk.

William Williams '43 was aboard Growler. He was killed in action on February 7, 1943; unclear if Norman's tour overlapped with his.

Class of 1943

Norman is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.