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   Commodore James Alexander Logan
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Dated added: 24/12/2020   Last updated: 26/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: US Navy (United States Navy)
Date Of Birth: 06/01/1889
Died: 04/09/1943 (Died by accident)
Age: 54
Summary      
James Alexander Logan was the youngest son of Roswell Turner and Alice Leonara Logan. He was born on 6th January 1889 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the youngest of ten children. He joined the US Navy in 1912. On 15th March 1943, Commodore Logan was appointed commander of the United States Naval Operating Base (USNOB) at Londonderry. In addition to his duties as commandant of the base, oversaw all US Navy activity within Northern Ireland. On 4th September 1943, he was killed when the airplane in which he was travelling crashed near Maghera.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Magnolia Cemetery
  Charleston, S Carolina, 
Grave Ref: No ref
CWGC Casualty -1
Summary      
Commodore Loganís remains were returned to the U.S. for reburial in his familyís plot in the Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.
References and Links
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1 Captain Loren Miles Also died in crash at Glenshane
2 FindAGrave.com Photo of Comm James A Logan's grave plus information
3 Geograph.ie Location and photo of memorial near Maghera
4 New York Times -1943/09/07 Report of death of Commodore James A Logan
5 US Hall of Valour Awarded Legion of Merit
6 US Naval Academy Virtual Memorial Biography of Commodore James A Logan including photos
7 Willard Twigs and Branches Believed to list James A Logan's family
8 www.ww2ni.com Brief details of crash and memorial
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2021