From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Doyle '57

Date of birth: November 17, 1933

Date of death: June 24, 1965

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Pat was lost when his A-1E Skyraider collided with another during a training flight out of Hurlburt Field, Florida, on June 24, 1965. The other crewman in his aircraft was lost, as well as the two crew of the other A-1E.

From the August-September 1965 issue of Shipmate:

We are sad to have to report the death of another of our classmates, Capt. Edward Patrick Doyle, USA. "Patty" was killed in a mid-air collision while acting as an instructor pilot at Huriburt Field in Florida. He was training students who were on their way to Viet Nam. Patty himself had already been on a tour in Viet Nam and had also acted as an instructor in Thailand for a short period. Those of us who knew Patty will never forget him and our heartfelt sympathies are most sincerely sent to his wife, Babs, and the rest of his family. We will truly miss him.

He was survived by his wife, Barbara, and "five young children."

Class of 1957

Edward is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.