From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry Brandenburger '21

Date of birth: May 1, 1898

Date of death: May 21, 1935

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1921 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Lt. (Junior Grade) H. A. Brandenburger, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #3256 in 1926. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1921 (graduating in 1920 due to the World War).

LT Brandenburger, along with his entire crew of six, died when their seaplane crashed near Midway Is. in the Pacific during fleet exercises.

Despite a massive search effort by the U.S. Fleet, no bodies were ever recovered.

He was a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 6F.

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Charles Skelly '27 was also lost in this crash.

Class of 1921

Henry is one of 32 members of the Class of 1921 on Virtual Memorial Hall.