JOSEPH H. SEVERYNS, JR., LT, USN
Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20
Date of birth: July 19, 1896
Date of death: April 4, 1933
From the 1920 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Joseph Hubert Severyns was the son of Joseph Hubert Severyns and Mary Francois DeWitte. On November 25, 1921 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Joseph married Marjorie Kohlman.
LT Severyns was a guest aboard the USS Akron when it went down over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey. His body was lost at sea.
He was designated naval aviator #3650 in 1930.
Akron's executive officer, LCDR Herbert V. Wiley '15, one of only three survivors, was filmed shortly after the crash:
Memorial Hall Error
Joseph was a "Jr.," this suffix is omitted from Memorial Hall.