Wesley Dewey Dolan               
Class of 1939

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corp

Entered the Service from: Maryland June 1942
Died: December 18, 1943      KIA
Buried at: Mt Olivet Cemetery
Frederick, Maryland



Air Medal Purple Heart

The News, January 17, 1944
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 down.
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 combat service.
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 revealed.
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 furlough home.
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 mission.
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 Ephraim, Brunswick.