WILLIAM V. RAFFERTY, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Rafferty, Jr. '44

Date of birth: March 11, 1921

Date of death: June 13, 1946

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

William was lost on June 13, 1946 when his aircraft "went missing on a routine training flight over Gulf of Mexico." (Information from September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE.)

He appears in the obituary of his sister, but there are no details.

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Class of 1944

William is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.