From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Spencer '26

Date of birth: May 10, 1903

Date of death: February 12, 1928

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1926 Lucky Bag:


Charles was lost on February 12, 1928 in a parachuting accident near Culver City, California. He was survived by his mother. From the article: "Investigation into the tragedy has ended with the report of a naval board of inquiry that the young officer met death through an accident not in the line of duty." Another article has some additional details.

The 1927 and 1928 Navy Directories list him aboard USS California (BB 44). Date of birth from Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps 1927.

Class of 1926

Charles is one of 36 members of the Class of 1926 on Virtual Memorial Hall.