AUGUST W. LENTZ, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

August Lentz '26

Date of birth: April 7, 1903

Date of death: September 15, 1942

Age: 39

Lucky Bag

From the 1926 Lucky Bag:


Loss

August was lost when USS Wasp (CV 7) was sunk by a Japanese submarine on September 15, 1942. He was the ship's aerographer since June; previously he was the aerographer for Fleet Air Wing (FAW) 5 in Norfolk, Virginia.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Memorial Hall Error

August is a "Jr." in the Lucky Bag, but this suffix is omitted on the class of 1926 panel and the killed in action panel in Memorial Hall.


Class of 1926

August is one of 36 members of the Class of 1926 in Memorial Hall.