From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Irving Howell '26

Date of birth: April 26, 1903

Date of death: November 2, 1928

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1926 Lucky Bag:


Irving was lost on November 2, 1928, apparently of injuries suffered when the airplane he was aboard as a student collided with another and then crashed. Though the pilot of his plane was killed, reports said Irving escaped with only a broken arm. The collision occurred near Pensacola, Florida.

He began his career aboard USS Arkansas (BB 33); he is listed aboard in the 1927 and 1928 Navy Directories.

Date of birth from Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps 1927.

Class of 1926

Irving is one of 36 members of the Class of 1926 on Virtual Memorial Hall.