WADE C. SHAFFER, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wade Shaffer, Jr. '38

Date of birth: May 4, 1915

Date of death: April 3, 1943

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Wade was lost when USS Pickerel (SS 177) was sunk by Japanese vessels north of Honshū on April 3, 1943.

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


Class of 1938

Wade is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.