WILLIAM E. DAISLEY, JR., LT, USN

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William Daisley, Jr. '88

Date of birth: February 22,1966

Date of death: March 15, 1993

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

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Loss

William was lost on March 15, 1993 when the F-14B he was piloting for Fighter Squadron (VF) 101 took off from NAS Oceana and crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, 20 miles east of Nags Head, NC. He was from Port Allegany, PA. His RIO was also killed.

Obituary

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From Find A Grave:

Coudersport’s Toles Hollow Road bridge over the Allegheny River has been named the Lt. William E. Daisley Jr. Memorial Bridge, following an act of the Pa. General Assembly.

Daisley was an outstanding scholar, role model and athlete at Coudersport Area High School. He graduated with high honors from the U.S. Naval Academy.

In March 1993, he was taking part in a training exercise off the coast of North Carolina, and his F-14B Tomcat fighter plane never returned. The wreckage was discovered later that day about 20 miles east of Nags Head, but his remains were not recovered. LCDR Fred D. Dillingham also perished in the crash.

There are several pictures of the bridge naming ceremony, held in October 2015. From Facebook:

Lt. William E. Daisley Jr. lost his life during a military training exercise more than 20 years ago. William Daisley was an outstanding scholar, role model and athlete at Coudersport Area High School who graduated with high honors from the U.S. Naval Academy. The bridge on Toles Hollow Road over the Allegheny River has been designated in his honor.

Remembrances

From Facebook:

My husband went through flight training with Bill, and he was a great friend of ours. Karen Klein Herbst

I served with Mr. Daisley and remember him every March 15th. He was a great guy. Craig Stuart

My wife had Bill as a student at CHS. She remembers him as the best and the brightest. Rick Lindhome


Class of 1988

William is one of 8 members of the Class of 1988 in Memorial Hall.