From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Morgan Redfield '26

Date of birth: August 11, 1901

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1926 Lucky Bag:


Morgan was lost when the airship USS Akron (ZRS 4) crashed off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933.

He has a memory marker in Connecticut; he was survived by his father.

Akron's executive officer, LCDR Herbert V. Wiley '15, one of only three survivors, was filmed shortly after the crash:

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William Moffett '90, Fred Berry '08, Henry Cecil '10, Frank McCord '11, Harold Maclellan '18, Joseph Severyns '20, George Calnan '20, Richard Cross, Jr. '21, Herbert Wescoat '23, Robert Sayre '24, Charles Callaway '24, Hammond Dugan '24, Charles Miller '25, Wilfred Bushnell '26, and Cyrus Clendening '27 were also lost aboard Akron.

Class of 1926

Morgan is one of 36 members of the Class of 1926 on Virtual Memorial Hall.