LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE TED LEON HALL; U.S. NAVY

October 19, 1919 (Lenoir, NC) – February 11, 1945; 25 years old; married to Mary Helen Carter Hall (1915-2009) on March 20, 1943 in Virginia; no children
Enlisted January 8, 1942 from Chicago, IL
Service number: 4117998

Mrs. Hall’s parents, the Reverend & Mrs. Linden J. Carter, lived at 16 Van Zant Street, East Norwalk.

July 31, 1942 his enlistment was terminated to accept an appointment as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

LtJG Hall was killed in a plane crash off of Martha’s Vineyard where he and his wife were living at the time.

From The Norwalk Hour February 12, 1945

Word was received here yesterday by Reverend and Mrs. Linden J. Carter of 16 Van Zant Street of the death of their son-in-law, Lieutenant Junior Grade Ted L. Hall, USN, in a plane crash near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hall was the former Miss Mary Helen Carter and the young couple had been living in Martha’s Vineyard. Lieutenant Hall was from Lenoir, North Carolina. Returned to this country from overseas last May, Lieutenant Hall had seen service with Navy Air Group 20 during five months of combat aboard an aircraft carrier in the South and Central Pacific. He was officially credited with a hit on a large cargo vessel which sank. On one occasion, when it was considered too dangerous for him to land on the carrier because vital parts of his ship had been damaged, he performed the difficult maneuver of landing in the water with his wheels down. He accomplished this successfully and he and his crew were picked up uninjured by a destroyer. The young torpedo bomber pilot was awarded two air medals, one for action at Haveng Harbor and the other for action at Truk. He received his wings at Corpus Christi, Texas. He and Mrs. Hall had been students at Aurora College, Illinois. They were married March 20, 1943. Upon hearing the news of Lieutenant Hall’s death, Reverend Carter left immediately last evening for Martha’s Vineyard. It is expected that Mrs. Hall will return to her parent’s home. Reverend Carter is the pastor of the Advent Christian Church.

Lt Hall is buried at Bellview Cemetery, Lenoir, North Carolina.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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