WALTER C. BAILEY, LT, USN
Walter Bailey '31
Date of birth: February 27, 1909
Date of death: March 1, 1942
From the 1931 Lucky Bag:
The inscription on his memorial marker in Connecticut, from Find A Grave:
Walter Clyde Bailey
Lieutenant US Navy
Born Brooklyn, N.Y. February 27, 1909
Died February 28, 1942
GUNNERY OFFICER ABOARD U.S.S. LANGLEY WHILE ON THE BRIDGE OF THE SHIP WHILE DIRECTING THE FIRE OF HER GUNS, IN AN ACTION AGAINST THE ENEMY SOUTH OF JAVA FEBRUARY 27, 1942, HE WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED. HE DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY AND WAS BURIED AT SEA.
The inscription on his memorial notwithstanding, it appears he was rescued by USS Pecos (AO 6) after USS Langley (CV 1) was sunk. Pecos was then sunk by Japanese carrier-based aircraft on March 1, 1942. (He was carried in a missing status until 1945; had he been buried at sea this would not be the case.)
His wife was listed as next of kin.