From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Cyrus Clendening '27

Date of birth: June 15, 1904

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:


Cyrus was lost when the airship USS Akron (ZRS 4) crashed off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933.

Akron's executive officer, LCDR Herbert V. Wiley '15, one of only three survivors, was filmed shortly after the crash:

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William Moffett '90, Fred Berry '08, Henry Cecil '10, Frank McCord '11, Harold Maclellan '18, Joseph Severyns '20, George Calnan '20, Richard Cross, Jr. '21, Herbert Wescoat '23, Robert Sayre '24, Charles Callaway '24, Hammond Dugan '24, Charles Miller '25, Morgan Redfield '26, and Wilfred Bushnell '26were also lost aboard Akron.

Class of 1927

Cyrus is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.