The News, January 17,
SERGT. WESLEY B. DOLAN, U. S. Air Corp radioman and gunner,
was reported killed in action over France on December 18 in a War
Department telegram received Saturday night by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B. M. Dolan, 209 Maple avenue, Brunswick.
A former switch operator for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on the
westbound hump at Brunswick, Sergt. Dolan observed his twenty first
birthday anniversary on December 12, six days before him plane went
A native of Brunswick and a graduate of Brunswick High School, Sergt.
Dolan had been overseas since last July and last visited his home on
furlough last April. He enlisted in the Air Corps in June, 1942. He
received his training in Florida prior to going to North Africa for
Sergt. Dolan, who wrote frequently to his parents, last reported
that his unit was based on Sardinia, and it is assumed that he was
still there at the time he took off on his fatal mission. The
Associated Press reported on December 19 that Mediterranean based U.
S. bombers flew over the snowcapped Dolomites to raid Germany by
daylight and that furious air battles were reported from Berlin. The
objectives were not revealed by German sources.
In a recent letter to his parents, Sergt. Dolan reported that all
members of his bomber crew had been awarded Air Medals. The medals
were not further described nor the content of the citations
Besides his parents, Sergt. Dolan is survived by two brothers, one
of whom is on foreign service with the Army Medical Corps, and a
sister. Corp. Lester. Dolan, one of the brothers is apparently with
a malaria unit in the South or Southwest Pacific. Lynwood Dolan, a
younger brother, and Miss Evelyn Dolan, the sister, reside at home.
Miss Dolan is employed in Washington. The father is a freight
conductor on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
The News, January 29, 1944
S. Sgt. Dewey Wesley Dolan (same person as above, name listed
differently), Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey M. Dolan, of Brunswick, was
killed in action over France, December 18. He had just reached his
21st birthday on December 12 and was engaged to Miss Adelaide
Webber, of Brunswick, to whom he was to be married on his first
He was graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939, and enlisted in
the Air Corps on June 22, 1942. He was killed on his 16th bombing
The News, no date
The body of Sgt. Wesley D. Dolan, 309 North Maple avenue,
Brunswick, late war casualty, arrives in Brunswick this afternoon at
2:45 o'clock and will be taken to the funeral home there, from here
services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Ralph
Miller officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by Stedman Keenan Post, American Legion and the re-interment will be in
the Memorial Plot at Mt. Olivet cemetery, this city. C. H. Feete and
Brother, funeral directors.
Sgt. Dolan is survived by his parents, Dewey Michael and Mable
Belvin Dolan, two brothers and a sister; Lester Dolan, at home,
Fritzie Dolan, U. S. Navy and now in England, and Mrs. Evelyn