OSWALD A. ZINK, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Oswald Zink '38

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: December 13, 1941

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Oswald was lost on December 13, 1941 when his Curtiss SON-1 Seagull scout plane, operating from USS Cincinnati (CL 6) crashed in the vicinity of St. Lucia.

Unable to determine for sure, but believe it likely that he was lost on an operational (non-training) flight; Cincinnati was actively patrolling throughout this period.


Class of 1938

Oswald is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.