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
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.