CLARENCE F. BLAIR, LT, USN
Clarence Blair '40
Date of birth: February 28, 1918
Date of death: July 1, 1944
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
Kelly was lost when his F6F-3 Hellcat was shot down near the Bonin Islands in the Pacific on July 1, 1944. He was a member of Fighting Squadron (VF) 2 flying from USS Hornet (CV 12).
Note: for some reason the Class of 1940 history lists him perishing from an "aircraft accident." Hornet and Fighting Squadron (VF) 2 were in combat during this period, though, and Kelly is listed on the Killed In Action panel at the front of Memorial Hall.