From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lucky Bag

George Robert Dall is one of the names listed below this passage:

These are the men who have been at one time members of the Class of Nineteen Hundred Forty-one, but for various reasons—often things over which they had no control—they did not remain to finish with us. Some of them are now in civilian life, and to them we with all the success that life can offer. Others are members of classes now in the Academy, and for them we hope that our meeting as brother officers in the Service, though delayed, is no less certain of fulfillment.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about George's life or loss.

There is a 2LT George R. Dall, USAAF, who was lost in WWII; this is almost certainly a different person, though: different year of birth, birthplace of California, no mention of the Navy, etc. He was lost on December 18, 1944.

George is not listed in the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1941 nor the editions for 1944 or 1945.

The Register of Alumni gives only "GEORGE ROBERT DALL, 12/1944".

The Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1939-1940 lists his age at admission as 17 years, 3 months. Admission date was July 21, 1937 (from Ohio); this makes his date of birth ~April 1920. He was "Honorably discharged on account of physical disability" on June 1, 1939.

George was not a qualified naval aviator.

Memorial Hall Error

He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall; if this is accurate, it was not in the US Navy.

Class of 1941

George is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.