From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Craig Crowley '50

Date of birth: June 6, 1928

Date of death: October 8, 1953

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:


Craig was lost when his B-45 crashed on October 8, 1953 in southern California. "At the time of his death, he was attached to U.S. Air Force Base, Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England." (Information from December 1953 issue of Shipmate.)

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Craig's father, Edward Dupuis Crowley '25 was lost in 1942 while serving as Repair Officer aboard USS Vestal (AR 4) in the South Pacific. Unable to find the exact nature of his loss, but as it was in the hospital (per December 1942 Shipmate) it appears it was not operational in nature.

His step father, Carl F. Espe, was a 1922 Naval Academy graduate and retired a Vice Admiral.

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Class of 1950

Craig is one of 37 members of the Class of 1950 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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