DOUGLAS CONVERSE, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 14, 1930
Date of death: March 18, 1960
Age: 29

Lucky Bag

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From the 1953 Lucky Bag:

DOUGLAS CONVERSE

Hanford, California

Plebe year Douglas was one of the high scorers at Executive Track, but what the heck, it's only one year out of four. That probably explains why he was a good runner and helped the Eager Beavers clean up in cross country and steeple chase. If you wanted to know anything about Naval Aviation, he had the dope. One of the few Beavers who didn't use a white tipped cane, Doug will be a prime candidate for carrier duty. Of course, like many other natives of the Golden State, he would like to return to the West, so if offered a chance at Guided Missile research at Point Mugu, the temptation might prove too much.

Loss

Douglas was lost when his A3D-2P crashed near NAS Jacksonville, Florida, on March 18, 1960. He is buried in California.


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