DONALD H. VAN IDERSTINE, LT, USNR

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: December 18, 1944
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

Donald Hugh Van Iderstine was “honorably discharged on account of physical disability” on May 27, 1940.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Loss

Robert was lost when USS Monaghan (DD 354) capsized and sank during Typhoon Cobra on December 18, 1944. Only eight of her crew survived.

His wife, Rosalie Darlene Van Iderstine, was listed as next of kin.


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