A Dawn Like Thunder
Tornado Squadron EightA Dawn Like ThunderRobert J. MrazekWorld War II Navy PilotsBattle of Midway

Victor Alan Lewis (1919-1942)

KIA, Midway, June 4, 1942
Awarded Navy Cross

Ensign Victor Alan Lewis was in love with Anna McGrory, a Catholic girl from Randolph, Massachusetts, whose parents wouldn’t let them marry because he was an Episcopalian. As a boy, he hated to take risks, and was known locally for swimming around the edge of a neighborhood pond instead of straight across it like the other boys. He was one of the first six pilots to attack the entire Japanese fleet.


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