DONALD H. VAN IDERSTINE, LT, USNR
Donald Van Iderstine '42
Date of birth: May, 1918
Date of death: December 18, 1944
Donald Hugh Van Iderstine was admitted to the Naval Academy with an At Large appointment on July 7, 1938 at age 20 years 2 months.
He was “honorably discharged on account of physical disability” on May 27, 1940.
His wife, Rosalie Darlene Van Iderstine, was listed as next of kin; it also lists Donald as from Washington.
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.