From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Hamilton McDowell, Jr. '50

Date of birth: December 6, 1927

Date of death: September 21, 1951

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:


From USNA 1950:

Mac was an all-round athlete as well as an all-round buddy. He played football at Texas A&M and was also a member of the track team. He took basic training at Connally AFB, Waco, TX and advanced training at Chandler, AZ Upon transfer to gunnery school near Los Vegas, he crashed shortly after take off due to monoxide poisoning.

The date of his loss was September 21, 1951; he was piloting a P-80A Shooting Star. Mac is buried in Texas.

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James Bowers '50, Wilbur Spradling, Jr. '50, James Wills, Jr. '50, Edward Hotz, Jr. '50, Cedric Peterson, Jr. '50, Lorenzo Daleo '50, George Duncan, Jr. '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.)

Class of 1950

Hamilton is one of 36 members of the Class of 1950 on Virtual Memorial Hall.