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James Dawley, Jr. '45

Date of birth: 1922

Date of death: December 16, 1947

Age: ~25

Lucky Bag

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He was aboard a naval bomber and it accidentally collided with a fighter plane as they were both coming in for a landing.

The accident was on December 16, 1947, and occurred in the Norfolk, Virginia area.

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Conrad Grove, Jr. '45, Lloyd Wyatt, Jr. '45, Arthur Day '45, Robert Billings '45, Jack Flanagan '45, Alfred Sawyer '45, Richard Hodsdon '45, and John Horn '45 were also in 8th Company.

Class of 1945

James is one of 59 members of the Class of 1945 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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