Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Edward Eugene Massa 1921-1943
Seaman First Class Edward Eugene Massa
Edward Eugene Massa of the Class of 1938, son of Dominick and Anna Massa of Jerome, entered the U.S. Navy sometime after graduation, became a Seaman First Class, was awarded the Purple Heart, and died on 11 October 1943 when the U.S.S. Whoo, the submarine on which he was serving, was sunk in the La Perouse Strait in Northern Japan by a combination of air attack and depth charging.