|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1900|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1933, At Sea|
George Calnan was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He was serving aboard the USS Akron when it went down during a storm over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey.
Lt. Calnan was a Champion swordsman, and competed in Fencing in the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games. In Amsterdam in the 1928 Games, he won a bronze medal, which was a major upset in an era when American fencers were not usually competitive internationally. Calnan competed again in 1932 winning two team bronze medals, just a year before his death.
Additional information provided by contributor Dave & Joyce Humphrey
Akron Airship Disaster Memorial
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Red
Record added: Mar 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107622851
Blessed be the memory of George Calnan. Thank you for your service to our country.|
Added: Mar. 31, 2013