ROSCOE F. DILLEN, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Roscoe Dillen, Jr. '35

Date of birth: February 18, 1914

Date of death: February 11, 1942

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Roscoe was lost when USS Shark (SS 174) was sunk, possibly on February 11, 1942, by a Japanese destroyer. He was the boat's executive officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

(Note: Unclear why Roscoe's name appears where it does on his class' panel in Memorial Hall. His classmate, Edwin Denby, Jr. '35, who was also lost in Shark, appears fifteen names earlier and in the correct place chronologically.)

Other

His father was a career naval officer, Naval Academy graduate (class unknown), and commanded USS West Virginia (BB 48) from 1934-1936.


Class of 1935

Roscoe is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.