WILLIAM M. YEAGER, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: January 22, 1920
Date of death: March 10, 1954
Age: 34

Lucky Bag

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From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

WILLIAM MARTIN YEAGER

Willie

When we met Willie we all knew that the "best" didn't always come from the home state. He is truly a genius at making friends. His ready humor and good nature have carried and will continue to carry him through many a trying moment. His name does not appear at the top of the academic list, but when the last count is taken you can bet he'll have a prominent place.

P.P.O.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Loss

Unable to find any information on William's loss, though he is listed as having been involved in an aircraft accident. He is buried in Louisiana.

He was survived by his wife, who passed away in 2002 and is buried near him.

Family

One of his sons, William Martin Yeager, Jr., was engaged to be married in 1967. Another son's name was Daniel.


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William is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.
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