ARTHUR H. KEENEY, JR., LT, USN

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Arthur Keeney, Jr. '42

Date of birth: September 3, 1920

Date of death: May 4, 1945

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

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ARTHUR HAMMOND KEENEY, JR.

Manchester, Connecticut

Bud, The Captain

With the exception of a scuffle with the Juice Department youngster year Bud's cruise here has been filled with pleasure. He seems to have found an enviable philosophy that makes life one huge playground. So it's a very rare occasion when you don't find Bud with a smile on his face, getting the utmost from what he is doing. His ambitions at present point toward aviation and we predict plenty of high flying.

Crew 2; Log 4, 3; Math Club 3; Radio Club 4; 1 Stripe.


The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

1942 Keeney LB.jpg

ARTHUR HAMMOND KEENEY, JR.

Manchester, Connecticut

Bud, The Captain

With the exception of a scuffle with the Juice Department youngster year Bud's cruise here has been filled with pleasure. He seems to have found an enviable philosophy that makes life one huge playground. So it's a very rare occasion when you don't find Bud with a smile on his face, getting the utmost from what he is doing. His ambitions at present point toward aviation and we predict plenty of high flying.

Crew 2; Log 4, 3; Math Club 3; Radio Club 4; 1 Stripe.


The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Loss

Arthur was lost when USS Lagarto (SS 371) was sunk by a Japanese surface ship on May 4, 1945 in the Gulf of Siam.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

Arthur was one of 29 graduates from Kingswood School, West Hartford, in 1938. The accident referred to in his yearbook (below) was reported by the Hartford Courant on September 29, 1937. “An automobile operated by Arthur H. Keeney, Jr., 17, of 88 Church Street, Manchester, was badly damaged Tuesday at 6 p.m., when it skidded on Steele Road and smashed into a tree. Keeney was not injured. Sergeant Daniel Donaghue, who investigated, made no arrest.”

He married Margaret French on November 13, 1942, in Minden, Nevada. Their son was born on March 1, 1944. He became President of the East Carolina Bank in Engelhard, North Carolina.

Arthur's father was a bank teller; his mother was Charlotte.

His wife, Margaret French Keeney, was listed as next of kin. They had a son, Arthur H. Keeney, III. Arthur Jr. has a memory marker in Connecticut.

Photographs


Class of 1942

Arthur is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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