EDWARD C. HOTZ, JR., 1LT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Hotz, Jr. '50

Date of birth: March 26, 1926

Date of death: May 5, 1953

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Ed was lost when his F-86 crashed near Perrin AFB, Texas on May 5, 1953. He was survived by his parents, wife Barbara, and 7-month-old son Edward C. Hotz, III.

He flew 118 missions in Korea, where he served for over a year. Ed is buried in Illinois.

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Kendall Gedney '50 was also a member of the 1st Company.

James Bowers '50, Hamilton McDowell, Jr. '50, Wilbur Spradling, Jr. '50, James Wills, Jr. '50, Cedric Peterson, Jr. '50, Lorenzo Daleo '50, George Duncan, Jr. '50, and Christopher Braybrooke '50 were also graduated from pilot training class 51-E, Williams AFB, Arizona, on August 4, 1951. (Sixty-seven Naval Academy graduates completed this class.)


Class of 1950

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