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{{KeyDates|name_class=Fred Mallory '40|DoB=September 19, 1918|DoD=February 28, 1942|Age=23}}
{{KeyDates|name_class=Fred Mallory '40|DoB=August 14, 1916|DoD=March 1, 1942|Age=23}}


{{LuckyBag|LBLink=https://archive.org/details/luckybag1940unse|class=1940
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Fred was lost when [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Houston_(CA-30) USS Houston (CA 30)] was sunk on on March 1, 1942 during the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait Battle of Sunda Strait].
Fred was lost when [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Houston_(CA-30) USS Houston (CA 30)] was sunk on on March 1, 1942 during the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sunda_Strait Battle of Sunda Strait].


His father was [http://www.naval-history.net/WW2UScasaaDB-USNbyNameM.htm listed as] next of kin.
== Other Information ==
From researcher Kathy Franz:
<blockquote>
Fred graduated from R. E. Lee Institute in Thomaston in 1933. “When duty whispers low ‘thou must’, the youth replies ‘I can’.” Charter member; Roll of Honor 1, 2, 3, 4; Who’s Who 4; Rifle Team 4; President Odd Literary Society 4; Non-Com. Club 3; Officers’ Club 4; President Class 1; Hurricane Staff 3; Honor Medal Club 1, 2, 3, 4; District Meet 3, 4; Biology Club 2. Voted: Ideal Senior.
 
In 1930 his father George was a farmer, mother Clara, brothers Frank and Billie, sister Miriam, grandparents William and Permelia, and aunt Maud.
 
He and others from his graduating class left on the S. S. Monterey from Los Angeles for the USS Houston at Honolulu on June 26, 1940.
</blockquote>
 
He is listed at the [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130134461/fred-ferguson-mallory Manila American Cemetery and Memorial]. His father was [http://www.naval-history.net/WW2UScasaaDB-USNbyNameM.htm listed as] next of kin.  
 
== Photographs ==
<gallery mode=packed heights=350px style="text-align:left">
File:1940 Mallory LB 1.jpg|From the Lucky Bag
File:1940 Mallory 1.jpg|From his 1933 high school yearbook
File:1940 Mallory 2.jpg|From the 1936 yearbook of Georgia Tech
</gallery>
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Latest revision as of 14:28, 26 August 2021

Fred Mallory '40

Date of birth: August 14, 1916

Date of death: March 1, 1942

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

1940 Mallory LB.jpg

FRED FERGUSON MALLORY

Thomaston, Georgia

Rimmer

A genial, carefree, nonchalant friend is Fred. Generous to a fault, he will lend you his last nickel and will give you his last skag. Getting a good start at Georgia Tech, he has been leading the Academic Department a merry chase ever since. But Fred is at his best with his pipe, his gun, and an old hound dog, and many are the reminiscences that shortened our long winter evenings. Not being in the red clay of Georgia very often since he turned sailorman, he has contented himself with showing the rifle team how it should be done. With his Southern drawl and his contagious smile. Fred can never go far wrong.

Outdoor Rifle 3, 2, 1; 3 Stripes.

1940 Mallory LB.jpg

FRED FERGUSON MALLORY

Thomaston, Georgia

Rimmer

A genial, carefree, nonchalant friend is Fred. Generous to a fault, he will lend you his last nickel and will give you his last skag. Getting a good start at Georgia Tech, he has been leading the Academic Department a merry chase ever since. But Fred is at his best with his pipe, his gun, and an old hound dog, and many are the reminiscences that shortened our long winter evenings. Not being in the red clay of Georgia very often since he turned sailorman, he has contented himself with showing the rifle team how it should be done. With his Southern drawl and his contagious smile. Fred can never go far wrong.

Outdoor Rifle 3, 2, 1; 3 Stripes.

Loss

Fred was lost when USS Houston (CA 30) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

Fred graduated from R. E. Lee Institute in Thomaston in 1933. “When duty whispers low ‘thou must’, the youth replies ‘I can’.” Charter member; Roll of Honor 1, 2, 3, 4; Who’s Who 4; Rifle Team 4; President Odd Literary Society 4; Non-Com. Club 3; Officers’ Club 4; President Class 1; Hurricane Staff 3; Honor Medal Club 1, 2, 3, 4; District Meet 3, 4; Biology Club 2. Voted: Ideal Senior.

In 1930 his father George was a farmer, mother Clara, brothers Frank and Billie, sister Miriam, grandparents William and Permelia, and aunt Maud.

He and others from his graduating class left on the S. S. Monterey from Los Angeles for the USS Houston at Honolulu on June 26, 1940.

He is listed at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. His father was listed as next of kin.

Photographs

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.


Class of 1940

Fred is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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