AUGUST W. LENTZ, LCDR, USN
August Lentz '26
Date of birth: April 7, 1903
Date of death: September 15, 1942
From the 1926 Lucky Bag:
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.