From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Morse '53

Date of birth: July 15, 1930

Date of death: January 7, 1964

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


From the Chula Vista Star News on January 9, 1964

Ed was lost on January 7, 1964 when the aircraft he was piloting crashed on approach to the mock aircraft carrier at NAAS El Centro, California. He was a member of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 11.

He is buried in California.


He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter. (Though this report says he had four children with Ann.) One of the sons was a LTjg in June 1983; seems likely his name was Ted '81, who also was a Naval Aviator. His mother was Gertrude, and his sisters were Barbara and Patricia.

Class of 1953

Edward is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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