From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Theodore Walker '41

Date of birth: January 23, 1921

Date of death: November 7, 1944

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


courtesy of Sean O'Brien, son of Ted's Albacore shipmate, CDR Clement E. O'Brien.

Ted was lost when USS Albacore (SS 218) was sunk by a mine on November 7, 1944 while on patrol north of Hokkaido.

He was the boat's Executive Officer, and was awarded a Silver Star and Bronze Star (unable to find citations).

Ted has a memory marker in Kentucky.

No next of kin was listed, though he appears to have been survived by his mother.


From On Eternal Patrol:

His niece, Louise Borden, wrote a children's book entitled Across the Blue Pacific, based on the true story of her uncle Ted.

Class of 1941

Theodore is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.