NELLO A. DA RODDA, LTJG, USN
Nello Da Rodda '48
Date of birth: September 9, 1923
Date of death: November 3, 1952
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.
Gordon Engel '48 also participated in the Masqueraders.
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.