THELMAN LESTER, ENS, USN
Thelman Lester '25
Date of birth: March 23, 1904
Date of death: August 6, 1928
From the 1925 Lucky Bag:
Thelman was lost on August 6, 1928 when the plane he was piloting crashed near San Diego, California.
He was survived by his wife, parents, a brother, and three sisters. Both his father and his father-in-law were justices in the Oklahoma State Supreme Court. He and his wife had only been married for two months.
Thelman was flying from USS Lexington (CV 2); unable to find which squadron. He earned his wings as naval aviator #3403 on April 7, 1928.