GEORGE W. DUNCAN, JR., CAPT, USAF

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 25, 1926
Date of death: January 30, 1956
Age: 29

Lucky Bag

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From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

GEORGE WASHINGTON DUNCAN, JR.

Augusta, Maine

Ever since the first day when George joined the Brigade, he has had his up's and down's. He fell in for his first formation in a white sailor's hat, unstenciled white works, and without the least idea of what his company assignment was. But undaunted and carefree as he is, he can be just as earnest and concerned. Before his Academy days, George gathered laurels from many states' various track championships. He carried this ability of his to Thompson Stadium to become one of our Track Team mainstays. Easygoing, likeable, subtle in all his ways, that's Dune.

Loss

From USNA 1950:

George died at Mildenhall, England from injuries sustained in the accident of an aircraft which he commanded.

The date of the crash was January 30, 1956; he was piloting a B-45. George is buried in Georgia. (Unclear on why his headstone has “III” instead of “Jr.”)

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James Bowers '50, Hamilton McDowell, Jr. '50, Wilbur Spradling, Jr. '50, James Wills, Jr. '50, Edward Hotz, Jr. '50, Cedric Peterson, Jr. '50, Lorenzo Daleo '50, and Christopher Braybrooke '50 were also graduated from pilot training class 51-E, Williams AFB, Arizona, on August 4, 1951. (Sixty-seven Naval Academy graduates completed this class.)


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Class of 1950
George is one of 35 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.
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