From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Dolive Durant, Jr. '40

Date of birth: December 20, 1916

Date of death: October 13, 1943

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Dolive was lost when his B-24D Liberator bomber went missing en route from Labrador to Iceland on October 13, 1943. All twelve crewmen aboard were lost. They were members of Bombing Squadron (VB) 111.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

He attended "Southwestern at Memphis" -- now Rhodes College -- for a time before leaving in 1938. The school newspaper said he was survived by a daughter as well as his wife.

Dolive is listed on the killed in action panel at the center of Memorial Hall.

Date of birth from the July 1941 "Commissioned Officers, Cadets, Midshipmen, and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve;" his date of rank (as an Ensign, A-VN) was 9/10/40. The July 1943 edition lists him as a LTjg.

Class of 1940

Dolive is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.