From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Melvin Stolz '10

Date of birth: July 29, 1888

Date of death: May 8, 1915

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1910 Lucky Bag:


Melvin was lost on May 8, 1915 when he fell out of the "AH-9 hydroaeroplane" he was piloting at Pensacola, Florida.

He was survived by his parents and two sisters. He is buried in New York.

Other Service

In April 1914 he was a student aviator who nonetheless deployed aboard USS Mississippi (Battleship No. 23) "to assist in operations at Vera Cruz." Some other pictures are here. He flew "many flights" over the Mexican military positions there.

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Left to right: Lieutenant V. D. Herbster, Lieutenant W. M. McIlvain, Lieutenant P. N. L. Bellinger, Lieutenant Richard Saufley '08, Lieutenant J. H. Towers, Lieutenant Commander H. C. Mustin, Lieutenant (Army) B. L. Smith, Ensign Godfrey Chevalier '10, and Ensign Melvin Stolz '10.

Class of 1910

Melvin is one of 15 members of the Class of 1910 on Virtual Memorial Hall.