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John Lewis '40

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: June 15, 1944

Age: unknown

Naval Academy Register

John Bagley Lewis was admitted to the Naval Academy from Washington on June 15, 1936 at age 19 years 9 months. (Birthday = ~ September 1916.) He resigned from the Naval Academy on February 18, 1937; he was “deficient in studies, first term's work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign.” The Lucky Bag page titled “And Some We Knew” includes him.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about John's life or loss.

There are only two mentions of a John B. Lewis as a casualty in World War II:

LEWIS, John B, LT, 178664, Second Marine Division, Saipan capture, June 15, 1944, (CasCode121) killed in combat, dd June 15, 1944 (bp1)

A second mention is here, but there is no detail or other information. He is listed with other Navy personnel under the Second Marine Division section.

From the September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE: "LEWIS, JOHN BAGLY, Lieutenant DV(S), USNR. Died 15 June 1944. Saipan. Pacific area. Enemy action."

There is no listing in the ABMC Burials and Memorializations Database.

He is not listed in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of either 1942 or 1943.

His name appears on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.

It appears he was married in 1940.

Class of 1940

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