Cellan, Douglas Darrell (May 19, 1935 - December 23, 1958)

Douglas Man Lost in Pacific Air


Douglas Budget - January 2, 1958

Douglas D. Cellan, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alley of Douglas, was one of 17 members of the crew of a huge Constellation radar plane who lost their lives when the aircraft plunged into the sea near Honolulu Dec. 23.

Four members of the crew were rescued and the bodies of two others were recovered.

The navy officially advised Mrs. Alley this week that her son must be presumed to be dead.

Doug had been in the navy for nearly three years. He was electrician aboard the plane that carried him to his death.

He was stationed at Barber's Point, T.H. at the time of his death.

Douglas Darrell Cellan was born May 19, 1935 at Glenrock. He attended the local schools and was a graduate of Converse County High School with the class of 1954.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alley, and three sisters, Mary Sullivan and Flora Alley of Douglas, and Mabel Perrine of Casper.


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