EDWIN F. CONWAY, LT, USN

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Edwin Conway '20

Date of birth: November 22, 1898

Date of death: January 17, 1933

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1920 Lucky Bag:

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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.

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.

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.

Career

Edwin's previous tour was as executive officer and gunnery officer of "Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron No. 2", attached to USS Saratoga (CV 2). Before that, he was a gradaute of the post-graduate school at Annapolis.

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."


Class of 1920

Edwin is one of 26 members of the Class of 1920 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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