From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Nickerson '38

Date of birth: February 16, 1917

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:


David was lost when USS Cushing (DD 376) was sunk early on the morning of November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines.

From naval aviation historian Richard Leonard via email on February 9, 2018: "Nickerson was my father’s roommate all four years at the academy."

Class of 1938

David is one of 71 members of the Class of 1938 on Virtual Memorial Hall.