EDWARD F. DENNEY, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Denney '35

Date of birth: April 20, 1913

Date of death: April 12, 1942

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Edward was co-pilot of one of two Navy PBY-5 Catalina patrol bombers that crashed near San Francisco, California, on April 12, 1942. Both aircraft were from Patrol Squadron (VP) 84; the squadron was departing for a homeport shift to Norfolk.

From Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana:

14 MEN KILLED WHEN TWO U. S. BOMBERS CRASH

Seven Naval Fliers Die in Each Plane in Disasters in Hilly Country East of San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, April 13. (INS) Fourteen navy airmen were killed and a fifteenth was seriously injured when two navy PBY-5-A patrol bombers crashed in flames in the Livermore hills east of the Alameda naval air station on San Francisco bay, a navy statement announced today. Seven men died in each plane, the navy said.

Edward is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Frank Fernald '33 was piloting Edward's plane. The pilot of the other aircraft was their squadron commander, Loren Morris '27.


Class of 1935

Edward is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.