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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1916
Date of death: May 8, 1942
Age: ~25

Lucky Bag

1940 Allsopp LB.jpg

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


East Orange, New Jersey

Living with Al is the easiest feat in the world, for there are no objections or do temperament to put up with. Four years packed full of fun seem to lay a firm foundation for a lifetime of continued friendship. Al's extracurricular activities include the hoat club, wrestling, and tennis. He will tell you that he's a "red mike," but take it with a grain of salt. He has never finished an English theme before the formation bell for class, and he still prizes one on which the "prof" commented, "Short but good." May he have all the good luck and success there is, for he's Navy through and through.


Al was lost in USS Neosho (AO 23) when she was attacked by Japanese aircraft on May 7, 1942, during the Battle of the Coral Sea.

His father was listed as next of kin.

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Class of 1940
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