OSCAR W. ERICKSON, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Oscar Erickson '16

Date of birth: February 6, 1896

Date of death: November 5, 1931

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1916 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Oscar was lost on November 5, 1931 when the aircraft he was piloting crashed while attempting to land on USS Saratoga (CV 3). He was commanding officer of Scouting Squadron (VS) 2B.

He was survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brother; he is buried in Oklahoma.

Other

He landed a severely damaged airplane in July 1929.


Class of 1916

Oscar is one of 16 members of the Class of 1916 in Memorial Hall.