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Harlan Dickson

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Harlan Rockey Dickson (16 September 1914 – 5 February 1944) was a naval aviator in the United States Navy. He distinguished himself flying scout-bombers from the carrier USS Yorktown during the battles of Coral Sea and Midway, earning a Navy Cross and gold star for his contributions. Dickson was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and given command of Bombing Eighteen, a newly formed squadron still training stateside. Dickson, however, died in a flying accident while still stationed in California. Pre-War Dickson was born on September 16, 1914 in Columbus, Ohio. His parents were Francis E. Dickson and Mildred Rockey Dickson. In 1936, Dickson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The paragraph dedicated to him in the graduating year's Lucky Bag reads: "After spending his early years roaming the world, Dick finally decided to follow the profession of his forefathers, that of a seafaring fighter. Dick's battles with the academics has placed him a
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