THOMAS BABB, LT, USN

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Date of birth: August 14, 1918

Date of death: October 17, 1944

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1942 Babb LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

THOMAS BABB

Nino, Tom

Someone's getting the most out of life—that's Tommy. He has had his troubles with the academics, but to no great extent, being always able to call on his large store of reserve energy. Swing, caulking-off, and talking are his fortes, besides an interest in the femmes. He has seen much of what the Navy can offer, will be in demand when the call goes out for someone who knows the ropes.

Battalion Football; Battalion Boxing; Boat Club 4, 3; Radio Club 4; 2/c PO; 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

Thomas was lost when USS Escolar (SS 294) was sunk, probably by a mine, on or about October 17, 1944.

His wife was listed as next of kin.