From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Hammond Dugan '24

Date of birth: February 6, 1903

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1924 Lucky Bag:


Hammond was lost when the airship USS Akron (ZRS 4) crashed off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933.

Akron's executive officer, LCDR Herbert V. Wiley '15, one of only three survivors, was filmed shortly after the crash:

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William Moffett '90, Fred Berry '08, Henry Cecil '10, Frank McCord '11, Harold Maclellan '18, Joseph Severyns '20, George Calnan '20, Richard Cross, Jr. '21, Herbert Wescoat '23, Robert Sayre '24, Charles Callaway '24, Charles Miller '25, Morgan Redfield '26, Wilfred Bushnell '26, and Cyrus Clendening '27 were also lost aboard Akron.

Class of 1924

Hammond is one of 41 members of the Class of 1924 on Virtual Memorial Hall.