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. Can't 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 appear 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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Memorial Hall Error

Memorial Hall spells his last name without a space; believe this to be incorrect. Spaces in most other documents and March 1953 issue of SHIPMATE announcing his death.

Class of 1948

Nello is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.