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Arthur E. Loeser

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Arthur Edward Loeser
Born(1903-04-17)April 17, 1903
Rahway, New Jersey
DiedNovember 13, 1942(1942-11-13) (aged 39)
Ironbottom Sound, Guadalcanal
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1927–42
RankLieutenant Commander
UnitUSS Atlanta (CL-51)
Battles/warsNaval Battle of Guadalcanal

Arthur Edward Loeser (born 17 April 1903 in Rahway, New Jersey); appointed to the United States Naval Academy on 15 August 1923; and commissioned ensign on 2 June 1927.

After serving from 1927 to 1929 in the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3), from 1929 to 1932 in the destroyer Hopkins (DD-249), in the cruiser Rochester (CA-2) in 1932, in the gunboat Asheville (PG-21) in 1933, and in Chicago (CA-29) in 1934, Loeser completed two years of postgraduate work at the Naval Academy. Two years in the battleship Mississippi (BB-41) were followed by two in Sampson (DD-394) as engineering officer. From June 1940 to August 1941 he served with Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath, Maine.

On 2 September 1941 Lieutenant Commander Loeser reported aboard light cruiser Atlanta (CL-51) as engineering officer. Lieutenant Commander Loeser was killed in action on 13 November 1942 when enemy torpedoes crippled Atlanta in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

Namesake[edit]

In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Loeser (DE-680) was named in honor of Lt.Cmdr. Loeser, sponsored by his widow, Mrs. Marion Loeser.

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