Edward Joseph Damrose

Damrose was the son of William (from Lithuania) and Anna White. The couple were married on Staten Island in 1918, lived in Hoboken in 1920 but had moved to Teaneck by 1930 and lived the rest of their lives at 36 Irvington Road.

Edward was born in Sept. 1925. He attended THS but left to enlist in the Navy.  He served on the USS Wasp (CV-18) and attained the rank of Seaman 1st Class. Damrose was aboard the ship on March 19, 1945 near Kyushu, Japan when the ship was hit by an armor piercing bomb. The explosion and fires killed 102 crewmen, including Damrose.

He was buried at sea but a memorial was later placed at Arlington Cemetery. Damrose was awarded the Purple Heart.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. April 26, 1945

American Battle Monuments Commission Website

  1. Edward J. Damrose


  1. 1920 United States Federal Census (parents)
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census
  4. WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
  5. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
  6. Honolulu, Hawaii, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), 1941-2011

fold3.com (Historical Military Records)

  1. Damrose, Edward Joseph
  2. Report of Changes


  1. WASP, Fired by Bomb, RAllied, Took on Planes in 50 Minutes by Carlyle Holt

Find A Grave Website

  1. SMN Edward Joseph Damrose
  2. Tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery