Charles Nance Major
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Entered: August 1, 1940
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: February 27, 1942
Awards: Purple Heart
Ensign Major served aboard the SS R P Resor when it was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-578.
He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and the University of Richmond where he earned his B.S. in business administration. Before entering midshipman’s training school at Northwestern University, he was employed by the Retail Credit Company.
His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing on the East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York.