MERRITT J. FLANDERS, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Merritt Flanders '22

Date of birth: March 30, 1900

Date of death: October 16, 1924

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Merritt was lost on October 16, 1924 when the plane he was aboard collided with another over Coronado, California. He was stationed aboard USS Vega (AK 17); he was not a qualified naval aviator.

He is buried in Georgia.


Class of 1922

Merritt is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 in Memorial Hall.