Feb. 29, 1920 Riverton Burlington County New Jersey, USA
Feb. 23, 1945
Eddie married Bertha Marie Brodersen three days after Pearl Harbor on 10 December 1941. They were divorced in December of 1944. He married his second wife, Betty Nellie Ross Pope in January 1945 (one month before he was lost at sea). She was a native of Australia. Eddie was the senior ranking Officer aboard a C-47 transport plane on 23 February 1945 when it disappeared in the South Pacific on a flight from Owi Island, Netherlands East Indies, to Angaur Island, Netherlands East Indies. There were 14 officers and enlisted men under his command as well as a flight crew of 5 officers and enlisted men.