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== Lucky Bag ==
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From the [https://archive.org/details/luckybag1943unse 1943 Lucky Bag:]
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|LBName=WILLIAM RUSSELL CECIL  
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WILLIAM RUSSELL CECIL  
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|LBText=After beginning his academic career rather unconventionally in a Kansas City school for young ladies, Bill decided to enter the academy in an attempt to live down his shameful past. Restless by nature, he polished brass in the Boat Club, blew fuses with the Juice Gang, debated with the Quarterdeck Society, and kicked shins playing battalion soccer endeavoring to escape the radiator squad. Definitely not a red mike, his troubles with the unfair sex were a constant source of amusement to his friends. The same humorous pessimism that helped him to solve these little difficulties should be invaluable to Bill in his later life.
 
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|LBOther=The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.}}
Kansas City, Missouri
 
 
 
After beginning his academic career rather unconventionally in a Kansas City school for young ladies, Bill decided to enter the academy in an attempt to live down his shameful past. Restless by nature, he polished brass in the Boat Club, blew fuses with the Juice Gang, debated with the Quarterdeck Society, and kicked shins playing battalion soccer endeavoring to escape the radiator squad. Definitely not a red mike, his troubles with the unfair sex were a constant source of amusement to his friends. The same humorous pessimism that helped him to solve these little difficulties should be invaluable to Bill in his later life.
 
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The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
 
  
 
== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
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{{ClassNavigator|Name=William|HonoreesInClass=77|ClassYear=1943|PreviousPersonLink=[[REGINALD C. LAMB, JR., LT, USN|Reginald Lamb, Jr. '43]]|NextPersonLink=[[FREDERICK R. PUTNAM, LT, USN|Frederick Putnam '43]]}}
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{{ClassNavigator|Name=William|HonoreesInClass=79|ClassYear=1943|PreviousPersonLink=[[REGINALD C. LAMB, JR., LT, USN|Reginald Lamb, Jr. '43]]|NextPersonLink=[[FREDERICK R. PUTNAM, LT, USN|Frederick Putnam '43]]}}
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William Cecil '43

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: January 5, 1949

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Wikipedia:

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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Class of 1943

William is one of 79 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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