ELMER G. COOPER, LT, USN
Elmer Cooper '27
Date of birth: May 9, 1905
Date of death: February 2, 1938
From the 1927 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Elmer Glenn Cooper (9 May 1905 – 2 February 1938) was an officer in the United States Navy.
Born in Monticello, Arkansas, Cooper graduated from the Naval Academy 2 June 1927. A naval aviator, he served on board several carriers. He died 2 February 1938 as the result of a seaplane crash off the coast of southern California.
The 1937 Navy Directory lists him as a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 11F aboard USS Lexington (CV 2). He earned his wings as naval aviator #3714 on October 2, 1930.
USS Cooper (DD 695) was named for Elmer; the ship was sponsored by his widow.