WILLIAM G. EATON, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Eaton '21

Date of birth: April 12, 1900

Date of death: August 9, 1942

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1921 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost when USS Astoria (CA 34) was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island on August 9, 1942. He was the ship's navigator.

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by a son, William Jr (USNA 1945).

Memorial Hall Error

William was promoted to Commander on July 12, 1942. Memorial Hall has LCDR.


Class of 1921

William is one of 32 members of the Class of 1921 in Memorial Hall.