Nealous Mitchel Dalton was born in 1926, the son of Charles A. Dalton and Callie Amanda Lawson.

He was an Aviation Radioman Second Class with the United States Navy Reserve. He was the son of Charles A. Dalton and  Callie Amanda Lawson and attended Bell Ridge School, and the Baptist Church. At age 18, he volunteered with the Navy Reserves on August 5, 1942.

He was killed in action when the aircraft TBF-1C VT-2 Avenger, Bureau Number 25217, stationed aboard the USS Hornet took off on a pre-dawn strike 100 miles east of Palau. The aircraft went down on March 30, 1944 taking Dalton down with the plane.

He was listed as missing in action and his name is memorialized at Fort Bonifacio, Manila, The Philippines.

  • Rank: Aviation Radioman Second Class
  • Date of death: 30 March 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Hornet
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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