DONALD H. AYER, 1LT, RCA

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Donald Ayer '34

Date of birth: April 22, 1912

Date of death: March 4, 1945

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1934 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Don was lost in the Battle of Hochwald Gap (aka Hochwald Forrest), a part of the Rhineland Campaign, on March 4, 1945. The History of the Class of 1934 states he was a 1st LT in the Royal Canadian Army.

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From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial:

Age: 32
Force: Army
Unit: 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Division: 7th Reconnaissance Regt.
Cemetery: GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Netherlands
Additional Information: Son of Nathan Chase Ayer and Katharine Holman Ayer, of Kittery Point, Maine, United States.


Class of 1934

Donald is one of 41 members of the Class of 1934 in Memorial Hall.