Edward Mallory Vogel was born May 27, 1914, in Washington, DC., the son of Ernest Mallory Vogel and Julia Elizabeth Jenkins. Husband of Eleanor Beattie Anderson.

He was a Navy Officer. He died December 31, 1942, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Cause of death was Drowning, head Injury, Plane Crash
at the San Juan Harbor. He was the pilot of the aircraft. He was one of several people killed in that terrible accident
I have his death certificate.
-Submitted by Jennie Jimenez

Pilot LTjg Edward Mallory Vogel, AV-N USNR Killed
ENS Stephen G. Steffens, AV-N USNR seriously injured
ENS W. Godfrey Hyrne, AV-N USNR seriously injured
AMM2 Vernon Ballard Harris seriously injured
ARM3 Harold Francis Close, Jr. seriously injured
AOM3 Issie Goldberg FO, USNR Killed
AMM3 Edwin James Sipowsky FO, USN Killed

The Johnson City Press, 6 January 1943
Lieut. (J.G.) Edward Mallory Vogel, United States Naval Reserve, was killed December 31, 1942, “as the result of an airplane crash while in the performance of his duty in the service of his country,” his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Vogel, have been notified by the Navy Department. The body was interred in the vicinity of the accident, the message stated. The message did not state where he was killed. He was 28 years old. Lieut. Vogel had been on bomber patrol duty and the last direct word his parents had from him was on December 18 when he called from Norfolk, Va., and told them he was going to be married on December 20. He visited his parents last September while on a 10-day furlough. Vogel entered the Naval Reserve in 1940. He received his preliminary training and then his advanced training at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., and was commissioned an ensign in October 1941, and was promoted to lieutenant, junior grade in October, 1942. He was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and of Milligan College, where he played on the football team, and before entering the Naval Reserve he completed a nine months’ course in civil aeronautics at Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. Surviving, besides his parents, is one sister, Miss Eleanor Vogel, of Erwin.

The Erwin Record, April 8, 1948
Among the hundreds of war dead being returned from the Carribean and South American Area on the transport reaching San Francisco last Firday, April 2nd, were the bodies of two Erwin Boys who gave their lives in World War II. They are Lt. Edward Vogel, Erwin, whose body is being sent to the Philadelphia distributing center, and from there will go to Baltimore, Maryland, where funeral services will be held and interment made in the family cemetery. Lt. Vogel was killed when his plane crashed in take-off near Puerto Rico in the Carribean area.

  • Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 May 1914
  • Date of death: 31 December 1942
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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