RALPH E. JILLSON, MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ralph Jillson '48

Date of birth: 1924

Date of death: August 14, 1944

Age: ~20

Lucky Bag

From the 1948-A Lucky Bag "In Memoriam" page:

1948 Jillson LB.jpg

Loss

Ralph was killed on August 14, 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 were killed. (Unclear if the observer was aboard the ship or the aircraft.)

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Carroll Boswinkle '48 was also killed in this crash.


Class of 1948

Ralph is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.