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LtJg Dighton L Polan
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1917
Death: Dec. 4, 1945

Dighton L. Polan
Date of Birth: 12/10/1917
Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy
Service # 0-099923
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: New York
Service Date In: 12/10/1940
Awards: Purple Heart

Aircraft:
PBM
PBY
PBY-5

Ship/Units/Deployments: VP-91

Significant Achievements:
Served as patrol plane cdr. flying PBM's & PBY's in Central & South Pacific during the early years of WWII. Awarded the purple heart for action in the Espiritu Santo Campaign.

Listed as Missing in Action, lost at sea. Dec 1942 and declared dead 1945.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Herbert Lewis Polan (1883 - 1969)
  Adeline Almira Shaw Polan (1885 - 1949)
 
 Siblings:
  Muriel Lenora Polan Baber (1915 - 2005)*
  Dighton L Polan (1917 - 1945)
  Frances Catherine Polan Clarke (1919 - 1998)*
  Lura Pearl Polan Turck (1923 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
GPS (lat/lon): 21.31331, -157.84744
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56119363
LtJg Dighton L Polan
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LtJg Dighton L Polan
Added by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
 
LtJg Dighton L Polan
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