From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Paul Doane '43

Date of birth: October 8, 1920

Date of death: October 3, 1944

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Paul was lost when USS Seawolf (SS 197) was sunk, likely by friendly fire, on October 3, 1944.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

From the Class of 1943 anniversary book "25 years later…":

Paul was born on 8 October 1920 in Ossining, New York. He was appointed from Massachusetts and reported to the Academy on 19 July 1939. After graduation he underwent training in submarines in Key West, Florida and New London, Connecticut and then served in the Submarine S-20 in the Atlantic. In May 1944 he went to the Pacific for further training and there joined the Submarine USS SEAWOLF in July of that year. Paul was lost on 6 October 1944 when the SEAWOLF failed to return because of enemy action from a special mission in the vicinity of the Philippine Islands.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was survived by his wife Jean Ellen and their son Peter. Jean has remarried and her name is Mrs. Ian D. Eaton and was last known to reside at 315 S. Black Street, Syracuse, New York.

Class of 1943

Paul is one of 84 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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