From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Glenn Dunagan '33

Date of birth: June 25, 1909

Date of death: April 10, 1939

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1933 Lucky Bag:


From Fold3:

While engaged in authorized and required flight in connection with gunnery work, SBU-1 airplane crashed, exploded and burned, at about 10.07 a.m., 10 April 1939, near Del Mar, Calif.:

  • Lieut, (jg) Glenn Lewis Dunagan, U.S.N.
  • Lieut, (jg) Thompson Clyde Guthrie, Jr., U.S.N.

The two were members of Scouting Squadron (VS) 2. Glenn had only recently earned his wings as a qualified naval aviator on December 22, 1938.


Glenn graduated on June 1, 1933 with his classmates, but he was not commissioned until August 29, 1935, when he was "Appointed in accordance with act of Aug. 29, 1935" (from Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1936).

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Thompson Guthrie, Jr. '34 was also lost in this crash.

Memorial Hall Error

Glenn is not listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

He was identified through the diligent efforts of Leslie Poche, a volunteer who combed through Shipmate issues to find operational losses not accounted for in Memorial Hall.

Class of 1933

Harold is one of 38 members of the Class of 1933 on Virtual Memorial Hall.