VALENTINE N. BIEG, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Valentine Bieg '10

Date of birth: October 24, 1889

Date of death: August 24, 1921

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1910 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Valentine was lost on August 24, 1921 when the British-built airship R-38, intended for US Navy use as ZR-2, crashed near Hull, England. Forty-four of the 49 men aboard died.

He was survived by his wife; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

World War I Service

Valentine was commanding officer of USS Jarvis (Destroyer No. 38) from September 1917 to March 1918 and again from October 1918 to January 1919.

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Lewis Maxfield '07, Emory Coil '12, and Henry Hoyt '14 were also lost when ZR-2 crashed.


Class of 1910

Valentine is one of 15 members of the Class of 1910 in Memorial Hall.