WILLIAM G. HAWTHORNE, JR., LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 29, 1917
Date of death: April 10, 1944
Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

WILLIAM GILLMAN HAWTHORNE, JR.

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

Budge

Budge is a third platooner with twinkling blue eyes, a short crop of blonde hair, and a small, firm mouth. He is well adapted to military life, having attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years. Consequently he is a person who likes Service life and would be lost without it. He is very efficient and thorough in his manner and his every action seems to bear intense forethought. Everything he does is clocklike in its exactness. The nickname Budge implies that he is firm in his opinions and convictions—no bad dope. As a roommate he is very quiet and congenial. His frankness and unbiased manner go far in winning friendship and respect. Everything about him, posture, speech, walk, and resolute manner, denotes a truly military man.

Boat Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Star 4, 2; 5 Stripes.

Loss

Unable to find any detailed information about William's loss, but it appears to be an operational loss — likely an aircraft accident — near New Smyrna Beach, Florida on April 10, 1944. (He is listed as being involved in an aircraft accident sometime between 1920-1955.)

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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