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:


Loss

Matthias was lost on October 30, 1935 when the plane he was piloting crashed in the Chesapeake Bay. He was flying from Dover to Dahlgren, Virginia, where he was stationed.

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 on Virtual Memorial Hall.