From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Herbert Wescoat '23

Date of birth: January 1, 1901

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:


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

He is buried in Ohio.

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, Robert Sayre '24, Charles Callaway '24, Hammond Dugan '24, Charles Miller '25, Morgan Redfield '26, Wilfred Bushnell '26, and Cyrus Clendening '27 were also lost aboard Akron.

Class of 1923

Herbert is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 on Virtual Memorial Hall.