From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Carroll Boswinkle '48

Date of birth: July 7, 1924

Date of death: August 12, 1944

Age: 20

Naval Academy Register

Caroll William Boswinkle was admitted to the Naval Academy with an At Large appointment on June 12, 1944 at age 19 years 11 months.

Lucky Bag

From the 1948-A Lucky Bag "In Memoriam" page:

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From Find A Grave:

His death was a result of a training exercise conducted by the U.S. Navy on the Chesapeake Bay near Cove Pt. Maryland which went bad. Carroll was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was aboard a Navy landing craft and was learning about evasive maneuvers to take when attacked by enemy aircraft. An attacking plane on a simulated strafing run crashed into the ship and also killed one other midshipman. There were others from the academy onboard who escaped harm. The pilot of the plane and an observer were also killed.

Source: Washington Star newspaper, Aug 14, 1944.

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Ralph Jillson '48 was also killed in this crash.

Class of 1948

Carroll is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 on Virtual Memorial Hall.