Duane Allen Deen

January 15, 1942


DUANE DEEN is another Flagler county young man to be accepted as a fight cadet, he successfully passing the examination in Atlanta, Wednesday, for flight training for the U. S. Navy.

Duane leaves for Atlanta two weeks from today, January 30, to begin his work. His brother, Joy Deen, is now taking advanced training as a cadet in the army air service.

May 14, 1942

Flagler County has 74 men in the various branches of the armed forces at this time ..... the list up to date is as follows: DUANE ALLEN DEEN

October 8, 1942

DUANE DEEN, navy cadet now stationed at DeLand, spent the weekend here with relatives and friends.

October 29, 1942

DUANE DEEN is scheduled to receive his commission an ensign at Jacksonville Saturday. Duane is a ship's service officer and expects to be soon transferred to DeLand for duty there.

June 24, 1943

Army Pilot 1st Lt. Joy Deen of Avon Park and Ensign DUANE DEEN of the Naval Station in DeLand, were in Bunnell over the weekend, visiting their father J. E. Deen and other relatives. Their father celebrated his 65th birthday Monday.

January 6, 1944

Wedding bells were working over-time during the holiday season and, according to announcements, one of Flagler county's navy officers and one ex-service man were in the swing.

Brady Wadsworth, Guadalcanal veteran who won for himself a write-up in "Guadalcanal Diary" and Miss Daisy Ruth Buckles of Bunnell and Jacksonville were married on Christmas day.

The first day of the new year proved to be a red letter day for Ensign DUANE DEEN who was married to Miss Luellen Lewis of Starkville, Mississippi, and also receiving his rating as Lt. Jg on same day.

February 3, 1943

ENSIGN DUANE DEEN, who has been attached to the naval air station at DeLand for a number of months, has been transferred to Jacksonville for a short training period.

March 16, 1944

Lt (jg) DUANE DEEN left here last week for San Francisco for assignment with another squadron.

April 6, 1944

Lt. (j.g.) DUANE DEEN, ( Joy's brother) has just arrived somewhere in the Pacific. But he writes home that “I am where a lot of former tourists would like to be." Duane is attached to a utility squadron in that area.

May 4, 1944

We also learn that Naval Lt. DUANE DEEN in the Pacific, has just received his first copy of The Tribune since arriving “out there.”

July 13, 1944

Lt. (Jg) DUANE DEEN sent us two photographs of his flying group for the "Pacific area" the other day. One picture showed the officers and their ship and the other the ground crew. (All of 'em are fine looking fellows. Thanks, a lot, Duane)

September 7, 1944


Lt. (Jg.,) and Mrs. DUANE DEEN are the parents of a daughter born September 2, 1944, at Starkville, Miss.

Lt. Deen is now serving with the navy air force in the Pacific and Mrs. Deen is residing with her parents in Mississippi.

November 2, 1944

Among our treasured souvenirs you fellows have sent us is an baseball used in a game between army and navy in the Hawaiian Islands and personally autographed by many of the nationally known players.

The ball was sent to us recently by Lt. (jg) DUANE DEEN to whom we say thanks a million. Since R. S. Brunson, Bunnell's most ardent baseball fan and perennial champion of the Cardinals, knows more players than we do, we got him to identify them for us. We shall put another coat of shellac on it to be sure of preservation of the autographs.

October 11, 1945

Navy Lieutenant DUANE DEEN has arrived in San Francisco, we are told. He has been stationed at Hawaii for more than a year.