LOUIS C. SCHEIBLA, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Louis Scheibla '07

Date of birth: March 24, 1885

Date of death: April 17, 1924

Age: 39

Lucky Bag

From the 1907 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Louis was lost on April 17, 1924 "while on active duty as the result of an airplane accident in the Potomac River, Washington DC." He was not a qualified naval aviator; unclear if he was in training or a passenger aboard the aircraft.

He was survived by his wife and son; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

He was commanding officer of USS Zane (DD 337) from sometime in 1921 until the ship was decommissioned in February 1923.


Class of 1907

Louis is one of 13 members of the Class of 1907 in Memorial Hall.