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Ens Albert Dillon Sturtevant
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Birth: May 2, 1894
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1918

s/o Charles Lyon [1867-1934] and Bessie (Dillon) [1869-1917] Sturtevant, both of Washington, D.C.

Ensign A. D. Sturtevant, USNRF, was designated Naval Aviator #77 in 1917. Based at RAF station, Felixstowe, England with a British operating squadron in Dec. 1917.

Became the first U.S. Naval Aviator to die due to enemy action. Awarded the Navy Cross (posthumous) for his actions in making offensive patrol flights over the North Sea.

Member of the first group of "First Yale Unit"; Yale students who learned to fly at their own expense prior to the U.S. entry into the World War.

The WW II destroyer escort USS STURTEVANT (DE-23) named in his honor.

Albert's remains were never recovered, but his name appears on a memorial to the American pilots at Brookwood American Cametery, Surrey, England. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Lyon Sturtevant (____ - 1934)
 
 Sibling:
  Albert Dillon Sturtevant (1894 - 1918)
  Charles Lyon Sturtevant (1909 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Photo from Albuqurque Firefly 1/17/2011
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Shot down in aerial combat by German aircraft over the North Sea.
 
Maintained by: Liane Bamburg
Originally Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35855570
Ens Albert Dillon Sturtevant
Added by: Charles McCartney
 
Ens Albert Dillon Sturtevant
Added by: Dorothy Gaston
 
Ens Albert Dillon Sturtevant
Added by: Dorothy Gaston
 
 
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