From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Nello Da Rodda '48

Date of birth: September 9, 1923

Date of death: November 3, 1952

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1948 Lucky Bag:


Nello was lost when the plane he was piloting crashed in Virginia on November 3, 1952. Unable to determine type of aircraft or squadron.

A news report cited a brother, but gave no name. Believe it might be Aldo Jacinto Da Rodda, himself a Naval Officer. Doesn't seem that Aldo graduated USNA, though he appeared in the 1964 Lucky Bag as a LCDR instructor in the foreign languages department.

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Class of 1948

Nello is one of 48 members of the Class of 1948 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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