RALPH K. JOHN, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ralph John, Jr. '40

Date of birth: November 14, 1916

Date of death: April 11, 1944

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Ralph was lost in an aircraft accident near Columbus, New Mexico, on April 11, 1944.

He is buried in Washington.

Career

Ralph previously served on the USS Louisville (CA-28). He was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade on April 15, 1942, and Lieutenant as of October 1, 1942. Ralph completed the naval aviation course by July 1, 1943.


Class of 1940

Ralph is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.