MATTHIAS M. MARPLE, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Matthias Marple, Jr. '23

Date of birth: April 26, 1899

Date of death: October 30, 1935

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Matthias' loss. He was a naval aviator who was killed near Pensacola, Florida (Find A Grave) or in the "Chesapeake Bay off Annapolis" (Register of Alumni).

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3273 in 1926.

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


Class of 1923

Matthias is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 in Memorial Hall.