DONALD H. VAN IDERSTINE, LT, USNR
Donald Van Iderstine '42
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: December 18, 1944
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.
His wife, Rosalie Darlene Van Iderstine, was listed as next of kin.
The men and ships involved in Typhoon Cobra are extensively chronicled in "Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II" by Bruce Henderson.