DAVID E. CUMMINS, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Cummins '18

Date of birth: January 18, 1895

Date of death: April 3, 1933

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1918 Lucky Bag:

The Class of 1918 was graduated on June 28, 1917 due to World War I.

Loss

David was lost on April 4, 1933 when the airship he was aboard, J-3, crashed while looking for survivors of USS Akron (ZRS 4). One other officer aboard was also lost.

He was designated naval aviator (lighter-than-air) #3931 in 1932.

He was survived by his wife, Dorothea; they are buried together in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1918

David is one of 14 members of the Class of 1918 in Memorial Hall.