EDWIN DENBY, JR., LT, USN

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Edwin Denby, Jr. '35

Date of birth: May 31, 1912

Date of death: February 11, 1942

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:

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EDWIN DENBY, JR.

"Ned"

Detroit, Mich.

A DENSE cloud of smoke and a magazine with a picture of a train on it! Blow the smoke away and you will find Ned at his favorite pastime, smoking a pipe and reading Railroad Stories. Every man that smokes a pipe loves the outdoors. Get Ned to tell you of his auto excursions into the wilds of Michigan. A trip to China gave Ned his first taste of the sea, and he liked it so well he deserted the wilds for the Academy. Here, a lot of hard work on the Trident and the stage gang has taken much of his time. An enviable personality and the desire to do things have gained him many friends and much success.

Stage Gang 4, 3, 2, 1. Stage Manager 1. Trident Society 3, 2, 1. President 1. 2 Stripes.

1935 Denby LB.jpg

EDWIN DENBY, JR.

"Ned"

Detroit, Mich.

A DENSE cloud of smoke and a magazine with a picture of a train on it! Blow the smoke away and you will find Ned at his favorite pastime, smoking a pipe and reading Railroad Stories. Every man that smokes a pipe loves the outdoors. Get Ned to tell you of his auto excursions into the wilds of Michigan. A trip to China gave Ned his first taste of the sea, and he liked it so well he deserted the wilds for the Academy. Here, a lot of hard work on the Trident and the stage gang has taken much of his time. An enviable personality and the desire to do things have gained him many friends and much success.

Stage Gang 4, 3, 2, 1. Stage Manager 1. Trident Society 3, 2, 1. President 1. 2 Stripes.

Loss

Edwin was lost when USS Shark (SS 174) was sunk, possibly on February 11, 1942, by a Japanese destroyer.

His wife was listed as next of kin; his father was the Secretary of the Navy under President Harding from 1921 to 1923 but had died several years before the beginning of the war.


Class of 1935

Edwin is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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