Daniel, Floyd Edwin, ENS

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Line Officer
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1943-1943, 131X, NAS Miami, FL
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Ensign Ensign

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Naval Air Station, Miami

Date of Passing
Feb 07, 2017
Location of Interment
Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
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Veterans' Lawn

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  1943, In the Line of Duty

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From the Oregon Journal, 8 Feb. 1943:

Ensign Daniel Killed in Crash at Miami.

Ensign F. E. Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Emmett of 4805 N. Vancouver Avenue, was killed in an airplane crash at the Naval Air Station, Miami, Fla., February 7, according to word received by his parents from naval authorities.

Ensign Daniel was married January 9 to Margaret Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Montgomery of Newberg. They had been spending their honeymoon at Miami, where Ensign Daniel was stationed, and were to have returned to Portland within a few weeks. Mrs. Daniel is bringing the body to Portland for burial. The funeral date has not been announced. 

From the Oregonian, 16 Feb. 1943:

Funeral Set For Ensign.

Funeral services for Ensign Floyd Edwin Daniel, 22, killed in an airplane crash at Miami, Fla., February 7, will be held Tuesday at 3 P. M. at the Little Chapel of the Chimes. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Ensign Daniel, son of Mrs. Catherine Emmett, 4805 N. Vancouver Avenue, and Floyd O. Daniel, Echo, was born at Boyd, Or., on December 27, 1920. He attended Canby High School and was at Pacific University when he enlisted in the naval reserve on December 8, 1941.

He was commissioned an ensign January 9, 1942 and married Margaret Montgomery of Newberg on that same day.
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From the Oregonian, 2 Sept. 1942:

Cadets Reach Station.

Two Portland naval aviation cadets, having completed elimination training, have arrived at the United States Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Tex., to start flight instruction that leads to wings and commissions, either in the naval or the marine corps reserves.

The latest Portland arrivals to Corpus Christi are Floyd E. Daniel and Thomas W. Watts, Jr.

From the Oregonian, 22 Jan. 1943:

Portlander Wins Wings, Others Soon to Qualify.

Graduation of a naval aviation cadet from Portland as an ensign and the progress of several other Oregon naval cadets who are on their way to earn the gold wings of navy fliers have been reported from several naval aviation stations.

At Corpus Christi, Tex., Floyd Edwin Daniel, son of Mrs. Jean B. Emmett, 4805 N. Vancouver Avenue, was commissioned an ensign upon completion of his flight training. He is a former student at Pacific College, Newberg.
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NAS Corpus Christi/Truax FieldNAS Miami, FL
  1942-1943, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1943-1943, 131X, NAS Miami, FL
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