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|LBName=WILLIAM GILLMAN HAWTHORNE, JR.
 
|LBName=WILLIAM GILLMAN HAWTHORNE, JR.
|LBHometown=ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
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|LBText=Budge is a third platooner with twinkling blue eyes, a short crop of blonde hair, and a small, firm mouth. He is well adapted to military life, having attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years. Consequently he is a person who likes Service life and would be lost without it. He is very efficient and thorough in his manner and his every action seems to bear intense forethought. Everything he does is clocklike in its exactness. The nickname Budge implies that he is firm in his opinions and convictions—no bad dope. As a roommate he is very quiet and congenial. His frankness and unbiased manner go far in winning friendship and respect. Everything about him, posture, speech, walk, and resolute manner, denotes a truly military man.
 
|LBText=Budge is a third platooner with twinkling blue eyes, a short crop of blonde hair, and a small, firm mouth. He is well adapted to military life, having attended New Mexico Military Institute for two years. Consequently he is a person who likes Service life and would be lost without it. He is very efficient and thorough in his manner and his every action seems to bear intense forethought. Everything he does is clocklike in its exactness. The nickname Budge implies that he is firm in his opinions and convictions—no bad dope. As a roommate he is very quiet and congenial. His frankness and unbiased manner go far in winning friendship and respect. Everything about him, posture, speech, walk, and resolute manner, denotes a truly military man.
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== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
Unable to find any detailed information about William's loss, but it appears to be an operational loss — likely an aircraft accident — near New Smyrna Beach, Florida on April 10, 1944. (He is [http://www.accident-report.com/USN/nnames/usnh.html listed as being] involved in an aircraft accident sometime between 1920-1955.)
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It was reported in the June 1944 issue of ''Shipmate'' that LT Hawthorne "died 10 April 1944, ten miles north of New Smyrna, Florida. (US area.) Instantly killed as pilot of plane that collided in midair during authorized combat training flight. (Not enemy action.)"
  
He [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HAWTHORNE&GSfn=WILLIAM&GSmn=G.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=49200509&df=all& is buried in] Arlington National Cemetery.
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From the Class of 1939 column in the July-August 1970 issue of ''Shipmate'':
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To my delight and surprise, I got a letter from Capt. Bob Hawthorne, whom many of you will remember as Budge's brother. He reads the class of '39 news and thought we'd all be interested in some news about Budge's daughter Ann. The following is quoted from his letter: "As you may recall. Budge was killed in an aircraft accident in 1944, on 11 April. On 14 April, the day of his funeral, his daughter, Ann, was born. When she was one year old, she was adopted by Budge's parents, who raised her. Ann graduated from Hockaday School in Dallas, and Mount Holyoke in Ma., and married James Chandler, a young medical student in 1966. I had the honor of giving her away in marriage, in lieu of her father. In February 1970, Ann and James Chandler had a daughter, and they named her Sage Chandler. Sage is the first grandchild of Budge HAWTHORNE. Her father, James Chandler, is a doctor having recently graduated from medical school at McGill University in Montreal."
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He was also survived by his mother and father, Colonel William G. Hawthorne, USMC.
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William, Jr. [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HAWTHORNE&GSfn=WILLIAM&GSmn=G.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=49200509&df=all& is buried in] Arlington National Cemetery.
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== Career ==
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William previously served on the battleship [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Idaho_(BB-42) USS Idaho]. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on June 1, 1942.
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Latest revision as of 13:46, 6 July 2019

William Hawthorne, Jr. '39

Date of birth: September 29, 1917

Date of death: April 10, 1944

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:


Loss

It was reported in the June 1944 issue of Shipmate that LT Hawthorne "died 10 April 1944, ten miles north of New Smyrna, Florida. (US area.) Instantly killed as pilot of plane that collided in midair during authorized combat training flight. (Not enemy action.)"

From the Class of 1939 column in the July-August 1970 issue of Shipmate:

To my delight and surprise, I got a letter from Capt. Bob Hawthorne, whom many of you will remember as Budge's brother. He reads the class of '39 news and thought we'd all be interested in some news about Budge's daughter Ann. The following is quoted from his letter: "As you may recall. Budge was killed in an aircraft accident in 1944, on 11 April. On 14 April, the day of his funeral, his daughter, Ann, was born. When she was one year old, she was adopted by Budge's parents, who raised her. Ann graduated from Hockaday School in Dallas, and Mount Holyoke in Ma., and married James Chandler, a young medical student in 1966. I had the honor of giving her away in marriage, in lieu of her father. In February 1970, Ann and James Chandler had a daughter, and they named her Sage Chandler. Sage is the first grandchild of Budge HAWTHORNE. Her father, James Chandler, is a doctor having recently graduated from medical school at McGill University in Montreal."

He was also survived by his mother and father, Colonel William G. Hawthorne, USMC.

William, Jr. is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

William previously served on the battleship USS Idaho. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on June 1, 1942.


Class of 1939

William is one of 77 members of the Class of 1939 on Virtual Memorial Hall.