EDWIN F. CONWAY, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edwin Conway '20

Date of birth: November 22, 1898

Date of death: January 17, 1933

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1920 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Lt. Edwin Francis Conway died of "fractures, multiple, extreme" sustained in airplane crash at Lido Beach, Hempstead, New York. 17 January 1933.

Edwin was became naval aviator #3516 in 1929. He was the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Aviation Base at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York from June 1932 until his death.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Edwin's previous tour was as executive officer and gunnery officer of "Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron No. 2", attached to USS Saratoga (CV 2). Before that, he was a gradaute of the post-graduate school at Annapolis.

Conway Trophy

From "U.S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Aviation": "The Lieutenant Edwin Francis Conway, U.S. Navy Memorial Trophy was presented by personal friends of LT Conway… to the Naval Reserve Aviation Base given the highest final merit by the Naval Reserve Inspection Board."


Class of 1920

Edwin is one of 27 members of the Class of 1920 in Memorial Hall.