David E. Cummins
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
AIR VICTIMS BURIED
Funerals at Arlington for Akron Officer and Two From the J-3
WASHINGTON, April 7, 1933 – Funeral services for a victim of the Akron disaster and two others who lost their lives in the search for survivors were held today in Arlington National Cemetery.
Services for Lieutenant Commander Harold E. MacLellan of the Akron took place at 1 o’clock. Services for Lieutenant Commander David E. Cummins were held an hour later and for Aviation Chief Metalsmith Pasquale W. Bettio at 10:30 A.M.
Lieutenant Cummins and Bettio were drowned
in the wreckage of the non-rigid airship J-3, which went to search for
survivors of the Akron. They were forced down in the sea off Beach
Haven, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon.
Posted: 24 January 2008