From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Elmer Cooper '27

Date of birth: May 9, 1905

Date of death: February 2, 1938

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

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.

Class of 1927

Elmer is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.