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

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

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.


Class of 1938

West is one of 70 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.