From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ronald McLean '34

Date of birth: June 29, 1910

Date of death: June 1, 1942

Age: 31

Naval Academy Register

Ronald Edward McLean was admitted to the Naval Academy from Massachusetts on June 27, 1930 at age 20 years 0 months.

Lucky Bag

According to the 1934 Lucky Bag, Ronald left during 2/c year.


Ronald was lost when the patrol bomber he was aboard crashed into a mountain near Half Moon Bay, California, on June 1, 1942. He was a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 43. The August, 1942 Shipmates issue reported that in 1942 he had been "called to duty, as a Seaman 1/c, USNR, at Quonsett Point, R. I., where he took up aviation duties."

Class of 1934

Ronald is one of 41 members of the Class of 1934 on Virtual Memorial Hall.