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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 12, 1927
Date of death: December 16, 1955
Age: 28

Lucky Bag

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From the 1949 Lucky Bag:

John T. Dolan

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Some say that John fell asleep going to Washington one summer day of '45, and awoke to find himself within the walls. Nevertheless, not one to let an unexpected opportunity slip through his grasp, "Sleepy" entered into the matter with a will, and set an enviable mark in academics. While equally proficient in athletic and social fields, John, early in his career found himself decidedly in favor of the latter, and seldom a weekend passed that this son of Erin via Oklahoma wasn't seen with the lady of the hour. Ever with an eye for fun, John could often be found participating in the antics that made the life of the execs one of constant duress. Now that Sleepy has terminated his Academy days, he has his sights set on Naval Aviation, where he will continue with the gentlemanly good will that has so marked his days here.


John was lost when his F-101 Voodoo jet fighter crashed near Edwards AFB, California, on December 16, 1955. He was survived by his wife, Nadine, and his parents. He is buried in Oklahoma.

John is not mentioned in the 1949 Class History.


He was a graduate of the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School.

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Class of 1949
John is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 in Memorial Hall.
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