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Notes on entries

Found two sets of brothers:

USS Thresher:

Great resource http://www.ussthresher.com/ . Will be useful when populating some pre-1955 classes.

1940:

Unofficial names from https://www.usna.com/NC/History/ClassOf1940/KIA.htm

1955:

LAWRENCE K. LARZALERE, 1LT, USAF -- Not listed on '55 in memoriam page nor Lucky Bag
THOMAS H. O'BRIEN, CAPT, USAF -- Lucky Bag says "Thomas Edward O'Brien"
JOHN L. MCELROY, MAJ, USAF -- Not listed on '55 in memoriam page nor Lucky Bag
HARRY J. COATES, JR., MAJ, USAF -- Not listed on '55 in memoriam page nor Lucky Bag
ROY S. FERENCE -- Not listed on '55 in memoriam page nor Lucky Bag. Perhaps left before graduation; listed as 3/c in 1953 Lucky Bag. Also only name so far without rank or service – why?

ROBERT M. BALLINGER, CDR, USN -- Killed in North Korean-detonated explosion under DMZ in 1974. Is he listed as KIA?

Completed Lucky Bag picture insertion and service categories.

1956:

ROY W. BRUNER, JR., LTJG, USN -- didn't gradate? Listed in Lucky Bag under "those we left behind". Couldn't find anything via Google.
Completed Lucky Bag picture insertion and service categories.

1957:

Completed Lucky Bag picture insertion and service categories.

1958:

CHRISTOPHER B. WILHELMY, LT, USN -- Lucky Bag spells it "WILHEMY"
Completed Lucky Bag picture insertion and service categories.

1959:

CHARLES R. MARRON, LTJG, USN -- Lucky Bag has Charles F. Marron
GARY D. HOPPS, LT, USN -- Listed in "casualties;" he appears to have graduated Denison University in 1960.
RONALD R. OBENLAND, CAPT, USAF -- LB has "Roland"
GEORGE P. VARVER, JR., LCDR, USNR -- Listed in "casualties;" he appears to have been commissioned via another source.
Lucky Bag is organized alphabetical by state.
Completed Lucky Bag picture insertion and service categories.

1960:

JOSEPH A. DEMASI, MIDN, USN - no mention in LB; can't find anything else online or on 1960's class page
MYREL L. MAXON, LTJG, USN - Spelled Maxson in LB
ALEXANDER MCIVER, JR., CAPT, USAF -- left USNA in 1958
Completed Lucky Bag picture insertion and service categories.

1961:

RICHARD C. RUTHIEWICZ, LCDR, USN - Last name doesn't appear in Lucky Bag; not listed in index. Can't find any information via google. Is last name spelled correctly?
Pictures uploaded

1962:

Service and class categories applied. Lucky Bag pictures and related articles.

1963:

Service and class categories applied. Lucky Bag pictures. No related articles; Lucky Bag organized by battalion, and no pictures of company staff (commanders only). No common teammates.

1964:

Service and class categories applied. Lucky Bag pictures and related articles.

1965:

PHILIP L. REED, CDR, USN - Lucky Bag and a book citing his loss spell Phillip with two Ls.

1966:

VICTOR P. BUCKELY, LT, USN -- LB has "Buckley". Left title as-is until verified, but all references and files are "Buckley".
LARRY V. CHMIEL, 2LT, USN -- "2LT, USN"?
JOHN W. DOHERTY, 2LT, USN -- "2LT, USN"?
CHARLES W.F. WARNER, 2LT, USN -- "2LT, USN"?
RAYMOND C. DALEY, 1LT, USN -- "1LT, USN"?
MICHAEL C. WUNSCH, CAPT, USN -- Was USMC, not USN.

Added Lucky Bag pictures and related articles.

1967:

MICHAEL J. SMITH, CDR, USN -- listed on NASA site as CAPT.
MICHAEL D. I. MORGAN, CAPT, USMC -- Second middle name is "Leach", not "I"

Completed Lucky Bag picture and related articles upload.

1968:

THOMAS H. YOUTZ, MIDN, USN -- not in LB
ROBERT P. VINCENT, LCDR, USN -- can't find him in LB

Completed Lucky Bag picture and Related Articles upload.

1969:

Completed Lucky Bag picture and Related Articles upload.

1970:

RICHARD L. THOMAS, 2LT, USAFR -- can't find him in LB
LOWELL F. VANWAGENEN, 1LT, USMC -- LB spells it repeatedly with a space: "Van Wagenen"
STEVEN A. HAZELRIGG, CDR, USN -- According to the Intruder Association's 2006 spring newsletter, he had been selected to Captain and was frocked posthumously. There is also a Navy award in his name: the Captain Steven A. Hazelrigg Memorial Award.

1972:

PHILLIP F. PALMATIER, JR., CDR, USN -- LB and Skyhawk Association have single L in Philip.
Lucky Bag OCR seemed to have more artifacts than others; needs to be bounced against scan/actual book.

1974:

I think we have the full LB… but there's no biographies. There's almost no anything. Mostly page after page of pictures without captions; there's somehow pictures of graduation week. Unlike any other LB so far.

1975:

WILLIAM J. BECKER, LTJG, USN -- Can't find in LB
CHRISTOPHER D. ALLEMAND, CAPT, USMC -- Can't find in LB.
Decent number of OCR artifacts.

1988:

RAYMOND E. O'HARE, LCDR, USN -- doesn't appear to be a grad – left early? Commissioned via Harvard ROTC in '89.

Missing Lucky Bags

1942 – was one published or created? Class graduated 19 December 1941.

1907

1971, partial; page-by-page scan is available on a blogspot post.

1973, 1974, 1976 and following