ALAN E. GERNHARDT, LTJG, USN
Alan Gernhardt '42
Date of birth: January 8, 1920
Date of death: October 26, 1942
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
Alan was one of 57 men lost aboard USS Smith (DD 378) on October 26, 1942 when the ship was heavily damaged by attacking aircraft while screening USS Enterprise (CV 6) and USS Hornet (CV 8). The ship was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for her action that day.
His wife was listed as next of kin.