From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilfred Bushnell '26

Date of birth: December 8, 1902

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1926 Lucky Bag:


Wilfred was lost when the airship USS Akron (ZRS 4) crashed off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933.

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

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

Class of 1926

Wilfred is one of 36 members of the Class of 1926 on Virtual Memorial Hall.