New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1943|
The article about Douglas' death was picked up through the AP wire and originated out of Jacksonville, Florida. The official record for Douglas lists him as "missing in action."
Pfc Douglas N. Blodgett and Lt. Comdr Archibald Greenlee were lost at sea during a training flight. The accident was reported by officials at the Jacksonville, Florida naval air station. Four days after the tragedy no trace of the men or their plane had been found.
Blodgett was the son of Clarence Arthur Blodgett and Estelle E. Nelson of Sunapee, New Hampshire. Douglas enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 16, 1942. Clarence was not mentioned in the obituary, so Estelle and he might be divorced or Clarence was deceased.
Census records listed his siblings as:
• Lawrence Blodgett
• Vernon Blodgett
• Burton L. Blodgett
• Olive A. Blodgett
Greenlee was the son of Captain Halford R. Greenlee, retired U.S. Navy, and his wife. The couple resided in New Orleans. Greenlee was married as left his wife Dorothy and the couple's two children: Dorothy Jean and Archibald, Jr.
Adapted from census records, the "Pittsfield Berkshire Evening Eagle," Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Monday, April 19, 1943, p. 2, and the "World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945 about Douglas N Blodgett"
Body buried at sea
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Record added: Nov 01, 2012
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