JAMES J. OWENS, CAPT, USMC

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James Owens '38

Date of birth: November 8, 1916

Date of death: September 18, 1942

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

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JAMES JOSEPH JOHN OWENS

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jig-jig, Jay-jay

Large, friendly brown eyes, with long eyelashes first attract attention a to Jimmy, revealing that he is an undeniably charming gentleman. Judging from the number and quality of drags that Jimmy finds, girls

Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; Golf 2, 1, Manager; Lucky Bag; Log 2, 1; Reef Points; Boat Club; Lieutenant (j.g.).

1938 Owens LB.jpg

JAMES JOSEPH JOHN OWENS

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jig-jig, Jay-jay

Large, friendly brown eyes, with long eyelashes first attract attention a to Jimmy, revealing that he is an undeniably charming gentleman. Judging from the number and quality of drags that Jimmy finds, girls

Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; Golf 2, 1, Manager; Lucky Bag; Log 2, 1; Reef Points; Boat Club; Lieutenant (j.g.).

Loss

James was lost when the plane he was aboard crashed near Santa Barbara, California, on September 18, 1942. Another Marine Corps Captain also perished; they were searching for a missing plane and two other officers.

He is buried in Minnesota.

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Class of 1938

James is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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