From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Day '44

Date of birth: December 13, 1921

Date of death: February 15, 1945

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


From Ottumwa Daily Courier on February 13, 1945:

Plane Crash Fatal To Officer Trainee

The crash of a training plane from the Ottumwa naval air station last Thursday resulted in the death yesterday of Lt. (jg) Edward W. Day, 23, USN, of Sellersville, Pa. Lieutenant Day was critically hurt when the plane crashed about midway between Hedrick and Delta, while the officer trainee was on a routine solo flight. The injured man waa removed to the Great Lakes, IL., naval hospital on Sunday, where he died the following morning. A graduate of the naval academy at Annapolis, Lieutenant Day had served 12 month at sea in the Pacific area before coming to Ottumwa last November 2 to learn to fly. He resided in Ottumwa with his wife, Anne Warner Day.

Edward is buried in Pennsylvania.

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Class of 1944

Edward is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.