WALTER L. SHAFFER, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Shaffer '40

Date of birth: April 11, 1916

Date of death: November 16, 1944

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Walt 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.

His wife was listed as next of kin. Walter has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.

Legion of Merit

On Eternal Patrol says he was twice awarded the Legion of Merit, but unable to find citation.


Class of 1940

Walter is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.