SAMUEL H. ARTHUR, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Samuel Arthur '20

Date of birth: August 11, 1896

Date of death: August 20, 1936

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1920 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Samuel "was killed in an experimental flight at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, on 20 August 1936."

He was survived by his wife, Helen. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Commendation

Arthur was one of three officers awarded a commendation for involvement in development and testing of the tailhook and arresting gear aboard aircraft carriers.

Namesake

Arthur Road, aboard NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, is named for him.


Class of 1920

Samuel is one of 26 members of the Class of 1920 in Memorial Hall.