James Alexander Logan

James Alexander Logan

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Death 4 Sep 1943 (aged 54)
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 12544438 · View Source
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Commodore Logan was born in Charleston on 6 January 1889. A member of a well-known Charleston family, he was closely related to Brigadier General Logan, who became a Confederate general at age 24. Alex, as he was known, became a cadet at the Citadel in Charleston in 1905. After two semesters there, he received an appointment to the Naval Academy in 1906, following in the footsteps of his brother, George Christian Logan 1908. While at the Academy, Alex was a member of the secret Special Duty Squad, specializing in matching wits with the Discipline (Executive) Department. Following graduation, he served as a passed midshipman aboard West Virginia, receiving his commission as ensign in 1912.

Killed when Cessna UC-78 Bobcat utility plane made its final flight, crashed into the mountains of Northern Ireland.
After the bodies were recovered, a funeral service with full military honors was held on 8 September 1943 and was attended by senior governmental officials from Northern Ireland, Britain, Canada and the U.S. The remains of all three were transferred to the Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, near London, where they were laid to rest together after a brief service on 10 September 1943. After the war, Commodore Logan’s remains were returned to the U.S. for reburial in his family’s plot in the Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Liz Olmstead
  • Added: 29 Nov 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12544438
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Alexander Logan (6 Jan 1889–4 Sep 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12544438, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Liz Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .