EDWIN D. SCORZA, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Edwin Scorza '44

Date of birth: June 9, 1922

Date of death: November 10, 1954

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

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Edwin Dante Scorza

New York City, New York

With a year at Fordham behind him, Ed came to the Academy well equipped to cope with the notorious Academic Departments. Never a radiator squadman, "Zorky" was active in many fields. In athletics, sailing, swimming, and squash held his attention. During the off seasons, one would usually find him presiding over the Italian Club, playing a good game of bridge, or working with the Stage Gang. A confirmed "snake," Ed rarely missed a hop, especially when he was dragging from New York. The attributes of a good nature, a sense of humor, and a willingness to lend a helping hand to others insure him a successful future in the Navy.


The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

1944 Scorza LB.jpg

Edwin Dante Scorza

New York City, New York

With a year at Fordham behind him, Ed came to the Academy well equipped to cope with the notorious Academic Departments. Never a radiator squadman, "Zorky" was active in many fields. In athletics, sailing, swimming, and squash held his attention. During the off seasons, one would usually find him presiding over the Italian Club, playing a good game of bridge, or working with the Stage Gang. A confirmed "snake," Ed rarely missed a hop, especially when he was dragging from New York. The attributes of a good nature, a sense of humor, and a willingness to lend a helping hand to others insure him a successful future in the Navy.


The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

Edwin was lost on November 10, 1954 "in a plane crash at Brigantine, N.J." He was survived by his wife, Jacquelyn, daughter, Catherine T., and son Edwin, Jr. (Information from January 1955 issue of Shipmate and this article.) He was a member of Composite Squadron (VC) 4, based at Naval Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife is buried with him.

Career

He was detached from USS Monterey (CVL 26) in August 1944 to report for pilot training. His service number was 283179.


Class of 1944

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

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