TOM S. SUTHERLAND, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Tom Sutherland '39

Date of birth: July 5, 1915

Date of death: November 16, 1944

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

Loss

1939 Sutherland 1.jpg

Tom was lost when USS Scamp (SS 277) was sunk, possibly by a Japanese surface craft or mine, south of Tokyo Bay, probably on November 16, 1944. He was the boat's executive officer.

He has a memory marker in Texas.

Tom was awarded the Bronze Star medal; unable to find citation.


Class of 1939

Tom is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.