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Lindsley, Ogden R., 1922–2004

Ogden R. Lindsley Jr. was born on August 11, 1922, in Providence, Rhode Island. He grew up and went to school in and around Providence. His mother, Mildred, was a college-educated homemaker, and his father, Ogden, was a lawyer. His father was killed in an automobile accident when he was 38 and Lindsley was 13 years old. Lindsley had one sibling, a younger brother Bradford, who was also killed in an automobile accident in 1960 at age 35.

Lindsley entered Brown University in 1940. However, in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was an engineer-gunner on a B24-J plane and was shot down over Yugoslavia while returning to his airbase ...

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