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:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about WIlmer's life or loss.

Based on his place of death (Florida) and the fact he is not listed as KIA, suspect this was an operational loss.

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.