ARTHUR D. J. FARRELL, LTJG, USN

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Arthur Farrell '25

Date of birth: September 27, 1901

Date of death: April 24, 1936

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:

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Arthur Donovan Joseph Farrell

Annapolis, Maryland

"Art" "A. D. J." "Don Arturo"

YES, Ladies, he has freckles, and you can just imagine what influence had to be used to persuade the photographer to take them off. Uh, huh, he's Irish, it sticks out all over him, and so do his ears. And he's from Crabtown, too. Can you feature that?

He's a snake, at least he thinks he is. He is always at the hops, but he hardly ever drags. He has an idea that he is some hot little dancer, but somebody once expressed the opinion that he is a "loose moment." Away from the Academy he is a sheik of the first magnitude (Mrs. Pointdexter's kind). He writes many letters, but many days are ruined, for him, when he does not receive a letter from the O. A. O. (whichever one has the watch that day). We hate to thus spill the beans on him, but duty is duty.

Never "savvy," and although rather "non-reg," he has had an uncanny way of staying off the bushes and the Morning Roll of Honor.

"Hey '[N——-] [Note: edited by VMH.] Boy!' What's the lesson? I've lost my lesson sheet."

Gymkhana Committee (2, 1).

1925 Farrell LB.jpg

Arthur Donovan Joseph Farrell

Annapolis, Maryland

"Art" "A. D. J." "Don Arturo"

YES, Ladies, he has freckles, and you can just imagine what influence had to be used to persuade the photographer to take them off. Uh, huh, he's Irish, it sticks out all over him, and so do his ears. And he's from Crabtown, too. Can you feature that?

He's a snake, at least he thinks he is. He is always at the hops, but he hardly ever drags. He has an idea that he is some hot little dancer, but somebody once expressed the opinion that he is a "loose moment." Away from the Academy he is a sheik of the first magnitude (Mrs. Pointdexter's kind). He writes many letters, but many days are ruined, for him, when he does not receive a letter from the O. A. O. (whichever one has the watch that day). We hate to thus spill the beans on him, but duty is duty.

Never "savvy," and although rather "non-reg," he has had an uncanny way of staying off the bushes and the Morning Roll of Honor.

"Hey '[N——-] [Note: edited by VMH.] Boy!' What's the lesson? I've lost my lesson sheet."

Gymkhana Committee (2, 1).

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Santa Monica, Calif., April 24 – Two men from the naval air base at San Diego, were killed today in the crash of their plane against a boundary fence of the ranch estate of the late Will Rogers, actor-humorist.

The victims were Lieut. Arthur Donovan Joseph Ferrell, 32, the pilot, and William C. Kerr, aviation carpenter’s mate, first class, of San Diego.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Arthur earned his wings as naval aviator #3952 on November 15, 1932.


Class of 1925

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