RALPH E. JILLSON, MIDN, USN
Ralph Jillson '48
Date of birth: 1924
Date of death: August 12, 1944
Ralph Eber Jillson was admitted to the Naval Academy with an At Large appointment on June 12, 1944 at age 20 years 5 months.
From the 1948-A Lucky Bag "In Memoriam" page:
Ralph was killed on August 12, 1944 on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis when a plane conducting a simulated strafing run crashed into the ship (an unidentified LCI) he was aboard. In addition to his classmate, the pilot and an observer aboard the plane were killed.
Carroll Boswinkle '48 was also killed in this crash.