WEST A. PAYNE, LT, USN
From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
West Payne '38
Date of birth: October 10, 1914
Date of death: January 3, 1944
From the 1938 Lucky Bag:
West was lost in the explosion of USS Turner (DD 648) in New York harbor on January 3, 1944.
His wife was listed as next of kin.