From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wiley Mackie '43

Date of birth: July 13, 1920

Date of death: September 11, 1943

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Wiley was one of 202 officers and men lost when USS Rowan (DD 405) sank in less than a minute following a torpedo hit from a German E-boat in the Gulf of Salerno early on the morning of September 11, 1943.

He has a memory marker in North Carolina. His father was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1943

Wiley is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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