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. 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 nature of his loss, and he is not listed as an overseas casualty.

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

Memorial Hall Error

The Memorial Hall panel for the Class of 1950 has "LTCOL CRAIG E. CROWLEY, USN". Craig was a 1st Lieutenant (not LTCOL) in the Air Force (not Navy).

Related Articles

Hubert Evans '50 was also a member of the 25th Company.

Class of 1950

Craig is one of 35 members of the Class of 1950 in Memorial Hall.