Lieutenant Commander Valentine N. Bieg, U. S. Navy (1889–1921) was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1910. He served as commanding officer of the USS Jarvis (Destroyer No. 38) during World War I. He was a passenger aboard the British-built rigid airship R-38, constructed for the U.S. Navy and intended to be designated ZR-2, when it broke up in the air over Hull, England, and crashed into the Humber estuary on 24 August 1921. He and 43 other men were killed.