Difference between revisions of "EDWIN F. CONWAY, LT, USN"

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
m (1 revision imported)
 
(No difference)

Latest revision as of 22:21, 6 June 2020

Edwin Conway '20

Date of birth: November 22, 1898

Date of death: January 17, 1933

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1920 Lucky Bag:

1920 Conway LB.jpg

Edwin Francis Conway

Seattle, Washington

"Irish"

"OIRISH" is a noisy, happy-go-lucky man, famous for his heavy line and vivid imagination. If the facts don't suit, that same imagination supplies him with some humorous fabrication which turns the tables on the individual who is chesty enough to match wits with him. He's always on hand for a roughhouse and usually on top of the pile.

Even in his candidate days "Mickie" showed signs of the greatness that has put the Academic Department to defeat consistently since first Plebe section days. As to fussing, he lays claim to the perforated radiator for being the most famous Red Mike, but his chances went glooming when we hepped up to his correspondence and knitted socks and helmet. His tales of Sep leave are always varied and interesting—even to the one in which he claims to have started a riot by wearing a suit of whites down his Podunk's main drag.

"Irish's" one great hobby is base ball. He has a star team all his own that can outplay and out-argue all comers.

The Executive Department passed up one more good man when they assigned a plucked crow to the "Totem Pole's" lot, but gold braid around the cuff don't make the man, and "Ed" proves it.

But when all's said and done, Conway's academic achievements sum themselves up in the phrase: "He's the kind of a friend the Irish know how to be."

Honors: Buzzard.


The Class of 1920 was graduated in June 1919 due to World War I. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

1920 Conway LB.jpg

Edwin Francis Conway

Seattle, Washington

"Irish"

"OIRISH" is a noisy, happy-go-lucky man, famous for his heavy line and vivid imagination. If the facts don't suit, that same imagination supplies him with some humorous fabrication which turns the tables on the individual who is chesty enough to match wits with him. He's always on hand for a roughhouse and usually on top of the pile.

Even in his candidate days "Mickie" showed signs of the greatness that has put the Academic Department to defeat consistently since first Plebe section days. As to fussing, he lays claim to the perforated radiator for being the most famous Red Mike, but his chances went glooming when we hepped up to his correspondence and knitted socks and helmet. His tales of Sep leave are always varied and interesting—even to the one in which he claims to have started a riot by wearing a suit of whites down his Podunk's main drag.

"Irish's" one great hobby is base ball. He has a star team all his own that can outplay and out-argue all comers.

The Executive Department passed up one more good man when they assigned a plucked crow to the "Totem Pole's" lot, but gold braid around the cuff don't make the man, and "Ed" proves it.

But when all's said and done, Conway's academic achievements sum themselves up in the phrase: "He's the kind of a friend the Irish know how to be."

Honors: Buzzard.


The Class of 1920 was graduated in June 1919 due to World War I. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

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.

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."

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

January 1920
Ensign, USS Texas

Others at this command:
January 1921
Ensign, USS Texas

Others at this command:
January 1922
Ensign, USS Tennessee
May 1923
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

July 1923
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

September 1923
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

Others at this command:
November 1923
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

January 1924
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

March 1924
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

Others at this command:
May 1924
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

Others at this command:
July 1924
Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Tennessee

Others at this command:
July 1925
Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Academy

October 1925
Lieutenant, under instruction, Naval Academy

January 1926
Lieutenant, under instruction, General Electric Co., Schenectady, New York

Others at this command:
October 1926
Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

Others at this command:
January 1927
Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

Others at this command:
April 1927
Lieutenant, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

Others at this command:
October 1927
Lieutenant, USS Saratoga

October 1929
Lieutenant, Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B, USS Langley

Others at or embarked at USS Langley:
LT Samuel Arthur '20 (USS Langley)
LTjg Carlton Hutchins '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B)
January 1930
Lieutenant, Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B, USS Langley

Others at or embarked at USS Langley:
LT Samuel Arthur '20 (USS Langley)
LTjg Carlton Hutchins '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B)
April 1930
Lieutenant, Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B, USS Langley

Others at or embarked at USS Langley:
LT Samuel Arthur '20 (USS Langley)
October 1930
Lieutenant, Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B, USS Langley

Others at or embarked at USS Langley:
LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B)
January 1931
Lieutenant, Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1B, USS Langley

Others at or embarked at USS Langley:
LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B)
April 1931
Lieutenant, Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 1S, USS Langley

Others at or embarked at USS Langley:
LT Samuel Arthur '20 (USS Langley)
July 1931
Lieutenant, for assignment, Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Force
October 1931
Lieutenant, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga


Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga:
CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga)
LCDR Oscar Erickson '16 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B)
LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga)
LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
LTjg Claude Haman '26 (USS Saratoga)
LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
ENS William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B)
ENS William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B)
ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga)
ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga)
January 1932
Lieutenant, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga


Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga:
CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga)
LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga)
LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
LTjg Claude Haman '26 (USS Saratoga)
LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
ENS William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B)
ENS William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B)
ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga)
ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga)
April 1932
Lieutenant, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga


Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga:
CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga)
LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga)
LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
ENS William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B)
ENS Mathias Wyatt '29 (Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Force)
ENS William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B)
ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B)
ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga)
ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga)
ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga)
October 1932
Lieutenant, commanding officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York
January 1933
Lieutenant, commanding officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York


Class of 1920

Edwin is one of 28 members of the Class of 1920 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

The "category" links below lead to lists of related Honorees; use them to explore further the service and sacrifice of alumni in Memorial Hall.