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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 27, 1927
Date of death: May 9, 1952
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1949 Cruise LB.jpg

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:

Edward A. Cruise, Jr.


Muscles, brains, and amiability were combined in Batt to produce a thoroughly likeable person. A Navy junior of high standing, he attended schools in Puerto Rico, California, and New Mexico before entering Navy. Batt inherited his nickname and many of his good qualities from his father, who was also a credit to the institution. He administered and received considerable punishment in football, boxing, and lacrosse, and carried home his share of laurels in the aforementioned sports. Possessed of an insurpassable sense of humor and a great force of character, he had great ability to make friends and influence people. In all he had a great deal of common sense and ability to see the real problems at hand. Success will be yours, Batt.

Ed was a member of the lacrosse team.


Ed was killed when the F9F Panther jet he was piloting crashed in Southern California on May 9, 1952. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


He was survived by his parents, Inez and Edgar Sr. His father was a RADM at the time; he retired a VADM and was awarded the Navy Cross for action in World War II.

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