WILMER J. ILLSLEY, JR., ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilmer Illsley, Jr. '44

Date of birth: March 4, 1922

Date of death: June 16, 1943

Age: 21

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Wilmer was lost on June 16, 1943 when his "plane crashed on a routine training flight" near NAS Jacksonville, Florida. (Information from September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE.)

He is buried in Mississippi.

His class ring is in the collection of the US Naval Academy Museum.

Memorial Hall Error

His name appears "ILLSLEY" in Memorial Hall. All other sources (gravestone, Naval Academy Register, Lucky Bag) have it spelled "ILSLEY".


Class of 1944

Wilmer is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.