WILEY T. MACKIE, LTJG, USN

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:

Loss

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 in Memorial Hall.