From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Sayre '24

Date of birth: May 13, 1902

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1924 Lucky Bag:


Robert was lost when the airship USS Akron (ZRS 4) crashed off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933. He was aboard as a guest.

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


Sayre Avenue aboard Moffett Federal Airfield (California) is named for Robert.

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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, Charles Callaway '24, Hammond Dugan '24, Charles Miller '25, Morgan Redfield '26, Wilfred Bushnell '26, and Cyrus Clendening '27 were also lost aboard Akron.

Class of 1924

Robert is one of 41 members of the Class of 1924 on Virtual Memorial Hall.