From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas McCann '40

Date of birth: September 11, 1917

Date of death: December 14, 1944

Age: 27

Naval Academy Register

Thomas Pieri McCann was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on June 29, 1936 at age 18 years 10 months.

He resigned on February 18, 1937 because he was "Deficient in studies, first term's work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign."

Lucky Bag

Thomas Pieri McCann is listed on the page titled “And Some We Knew.”


Thomas was lost when his F6F-5 Hellcat was shot down over Luzon on December 14, 1944. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 45, operating from USS SAN JACINTO (CVL 30).

He has a memory marker in Tennessee. His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1940

Thomas is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.