CLINTON S. ROUNDS, LCDR, USN
Clinton Rounds '27
Date of birth: September 7, 1903
Date of death: June 8, 1942
From the 1927 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Ensign C. S. Rounds, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #3675 (lighter-than-air) in 1930. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1927.
Lt. Cmmdr Rounds was one of nine servicemen and three civilians killed when two blimps (G-2 and L-1) collided at night off the New Jersey shore during an exercise to test an experimental photoflash bomb that would be used to illuminate submerged submarines. There was one survivor, Ensign Howard Fahey.
LCDR Rounds had survived the crash of the dirigible USS MACON off the Calif. coast in 1935. He left a widow and six-year old daughter, Carmella.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and daughter, Pamela. (Information from March 1959 issue of SHIPMATE.)
Frank Trotter '23 was the pilot of the other airship.