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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: December 30, 1917
Date of death: October 26, 1944
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1941 Blackman LB.jpg

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Brooklyn, N. Y.

Aggressive, dynamic, and forceful, "Blackic" seems to radiate energy and determination. Born another "native son" of California he did not allow that balmy climate to weaken his will to live life to the hilt. Although neither an Army nor Navy junior, he has lived on both coasts, in the middle of the continent, and in a foreign land by virtue of his father's profession, engineering. "Blackie" allows himsell no half-way measures. An ardent debater on any and all subjects, the strident tones of his voice are matched only by the sincerity of his convictions. At the Academy, water seems to be "Blackie's" favorite element. In the spring and fall he spends his time "beating to windward" with the sailing team and during die winter months he splashes to and fro in the tank with the swimming team. "Blackie" aspires to join the air corps. If his hopes are realized, the air corps will receive an energetic worker, a staunch supporter, and a cheerful, loyal friend.

Boat Club; Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1, sNt ,Sailing Team 2, 1, sNg; I. C. Y. R. A. 2, 1.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.


Alvin was lost when his F4U-1 Corsair crashed near Coyle Airfield, New Jersey on October 26, 1944 during a training flight.

He is buried in New York.

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Class of 1941
Alvin is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.
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