LORENZO J. DALEO, 1LT, USAF

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 1, 1928
Date of death: September 7, 1954
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

L. JAMES DALEO

Kansas City, Missouri

"You can tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much." During Jim's stay at Harvard, he acquired a love for wild parties and an accent. He picked up a few useful things, too his ability with bow ties is marvelous. The South has been reconstructed, but not Jim; and Dixie could be heard in his hole by request at any hour of the day or night. Jim's true joy was soccer. His aggressiveness and fair play were noted by both sides, and he usually walked off the field as high scorer. It's not surprising though—Jim is a high scorer in any league.

Loss

From USNA 1950:

Jim completed 86 combat missions in Korea, flying the F-86 jet aircraft. A flight leader in the 509th Fighter Bomber Squadron, he was killed in the crash of an F-86F while on landing approach at Langley AFB, VA.

He is buried in Missouri.

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James Hudson '50 and Wilbur Spradling, Jr. '50 were also a member of the 13th Company.

James Bowers '50, Hamilton McDowell, Jr. '50, Wilbur Spradling, Jr. '50, James Wills, Jr. '50, Edward Hotz, Jr. '50, Cedric Peterson, Jr. '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.)


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