From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Ashworth, Jr. '31

Date of birth: August 27, 1908

Date of death: October 21, 1941

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1931 Lucky Bag:


Thomas was lost on October 21, 1941 when his aircraft crashed in the Pacific Ocean while attempting to land aboard an aircraft carrier.

A memorial window at the St. John's Church in Butee, Montana honors his service and sacrifice.

Unable to determine which unit he was stationed with. The April 1, 1941 Navy Directory lists him as under instruction at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.


Thomas was born in late 1909 or early 1910 in England. He immigrated via Ellis Island on 3/1/1910 at the age of 2 months with his parents, who were both born in England as well.

Class of 1931

Thomas is one of 51 members of the Class of 1931 on Virtual Memorial Hall.