|Birth: ||May 24, 1921|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1944|
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Duvall were notified 28 July by the War Department that their son, Lt. Clayton N. Duvall, previously reported missing, was killed in action over Saipan on 24 June.
The Duvall's only child, Lt. Duvall moved with his family to Olney in 1925. He attended the Olney schools and graduated from Olney High School. In the fall, he entered Texas A&M where he was a student for four years. He lacked a little of receiving his degree, but in 1938, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Army Field Artillery. He transferred into the Army Air Forces in 1939 and was sent to Arizona, where he received his basic training and advanced training at Tuscon and advanced training at Williams Field, Phoenix. He went to Florida to complete a training course, in night flying, and in March 1944, he sailed for Hawaii. At Honolulu, he had three more months of training in night operations, and on 6 June 1944, he was sent to Saipan. At the time of his death, he was a fighter pilot.
One of Olney's best known young men, Lt. Duvall has been overseas since March 1943, when he was sent to Hawaii. About the first of June, he was sent to Saipan. Lt. Duvall entered the service on May of 1942, received his wings in Phoenix, Arizona, 22 June 1943.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Word of Houston, Lt. Duvall's aunt and uncle came to Olney to be with the Duvall's this week.
Reburial services for Lt. Clayton Duvall were held in 1948 with military honors by the VFW post.
2nd Lt. Clayton Duvall, the Olney man in whose memory the Olney Veterans of Foreign Wars post was named was reburied and laid to rest.
His body was returned from Saipan where Duvall, pilot of a Black Widow night fighter plane was killed as he returned from a raid on Japanese installations on 25 June 1944.
Fellow classmates from Olney High School and A&M College were among the group to pay their tributes.
Joseph G. Duvall (1891 - 1978)
Lavenia Bertude Hewett Duvall (1897 - 1976)
Created by: Searchers of our Past
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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