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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1921
Date of death: November 16, 1945
Age: ~24

Lucky Bag

1944 Rasmussen LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Hans Seth Rasmussen

Easton, Pennsylvania

After two years of wine, women, and song as a brother in the famous Skull and Bones at Pcnn State, "Ras" set his course for the U.S.N.A. Gifted with one of those photographic minds and the ability to concentrate, the blond Dane from Easton found academic years truly "fruit." Hans spent most of his time keeping well " sat," dragging the femmes, and taking those famous ketch trips to Cambridge. Athletically speaking, Hans was an AII-American "flake-out" artist. However, he could, when in the mood, give anybody a drubbing in squash, tennis, or handball. Venturing a conservative forecast, we can honestly say that Hans will "make out."

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


Hans was lost when the FG-1A Corsair he was piloting crashed near St. Augustine, Florida, on November 16, 1945.

He is buried in Connecticut.


He was a member of — or flying an airplane belonging to — "MF OTU." Unsure exactly what it stands for; suspect it is "Marine Fighter Operational Test Unit" or "Operational Tactics Unit."

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Class of 1944
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