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From [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1945%E2%80%9349)#1949 Wikipedia:]
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[[File:1943 Cecil 1.jpg|right|thumb|350px|none|From the Oakland Tribune on January 6, 1949]]
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William was lost on January 5, 1949 when [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1945%E2%80%9349)#1949 his F8F Bearcat collided with another] while engaged in a gunnery exercise off the coast of San Francisco. The other aircraft's pilot was also killed.
As five U.S. Navy Grumman F8F Bearcats make firing runs on a gunnery target sleeve towed by another aircraft, two fighters collide at 7,000 feet and plunge into the Pacific Ocean off San Francisco. Both pilots, Ens. Peter J. McHugh, of Alameda, and Lt. William R. Cecil, of Oakland, are feared lost.
 
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He was survived by his wife and two children; unable to find any names. His parents were Byron and Stella, sister Sally.
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William Cecil '43

Date of birth: August 29, 1921

Date of death: January 5, 1949

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From the Oakland Tribune on January 6, 1949

William was lost on January 5, 1949 when his F8F Bearcat collided with another while engaged in a gunnery exercise off the coast of San Francisco. The other aircraft's pilot was also killed.

He was survived by his wife and two children; unable to find any names. His parents were Byron and Stella, sister Sally.


Class of 1943

William is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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