John J. Shea

John J. Shea
Class Year 1918
Rank CDR
Service USN
Conflict WWII
Hometown Arlington, MA
Died 09/15/1945 (MIA)
Location of Death Japan

Additional Information

Awards and Decorations: Navy Cross, Purple Heart

Memorialized: Courts of the Missing, Honolulu, HI

"The Letter to Jackie," from Boston College Magazine, 2002

From "Letter to Jackie":

On September 15, 1942, three Japanese torpedoes struck the carrier USS Wasp as it sailed toward Guadalcanal. Commander Shea was seen running into the flames to rescue shipmates. He was among 193 officers and crew lost.

John J. Shea