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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1920
Date of death: July 30, 1946
Age: ~26

Lucky Bag

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From the 1942 Lucky Bag:



"Happy go lucky," from the Hills of Kentucky, that's "Eddie." No matter where or when, whatever Eddie attempts he'll just get by, but he'll succeed at the task. Never having missed a hop, Eddie's biggest worry is women. The rub is that the pretty girls can't resist him any more than he can resist a pretty girl. Always ready to help anyone, he's everyone's friend.

Battalion Cross Country; Battalion Soccer; Battalion Track; Radio Club 4; G.P.O.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.


Edgille was lost when his PB4Y-2 crashed on central Mindoro, Philippines, on July 30, 1945. He was co-pilot; also lost were the other nine men aboard. They were conducting a search for a missing PBM Mariner and C-47 Dakota.

He is buried in Kentucky.


He was pictured with his wife while on leave in Brooklyn, New York, in May 1943.

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Edgille is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.
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