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First Name: John

Last Name: Blue

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Stuart

Date of Birth: 29 August 1902

Date of Death: 13 November 1942

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant Commander

Years Served:
John Stuart Blue

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1925

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


John Stuart Blue
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy

John Stuart Blue was born in New York City on 29 August 1902, the son of Rear Admiral Victor Blue.

Blue graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1925. During 1933 he commanded the Presidential yacht USS Sequoia (AG-23) and served as Aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Between August 1940 and January 1942 he commanded the destroyer USS Palmer (DD-161) and then reported to the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) as Navigator. Lieutenant Commander Blue was killed in action on 13 November 1942 when Juneau sank during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.


He was married to Alice B. Torrey. 

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Commander Blue was killed in action on 13 November 1942. His body is entombed in the sunken USS Juneau in the Pacific Ocean near Guadalcanal.

Honoree ID: 2265   Created by: MHOH




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