From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Bobby Broome '57

Date of birth: December 14, 1934

Date of death: September 19, 1960

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Fort Officer’s Brother Dies in Sea Crash
The crash of a Navy plane at sea Monday killed two Navy pilots, one of them the brother of Earl B. Broome of Fort McClellan.

Navy sources identified the victims as Lt. John Lowell Brainerd, the pilot and Lt. (j.g.) Bobby Stuart Broome, the co-pilot. Two enlisted men were injured.

A Fort McClellan spokesman said the Broomes are from Columbus, Miss. Major Broome is chief of the Chemical Branch, Technical Division, the Chemical Corps School.

The Navy said the two officers were killed when their twin-engine S2F tracker plane stalled at low altitude and crashed into the Atlantic 300 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C., late Monday.

In addition to his brother, Lt. Broome is survived by the widow, Mrs. Carolyn Broome. Brainerd is survived by the widow, Mrs. Roberta Brainerd of Norfolk, Va.

Anniston Star, September 21, 1960

HE was survived by his wife, Carolyn, and son, Stephen. (Information from November 1960 issue of Shipmate.) He has a memory marker in Mississippi.

Seems likely the aircraft was "S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker b/n 133183", assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 28 and written off on 9/20/1960.

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John Brainerd '55 was also lost in this crash.

Sherwood Gifford '57 and Burke Ward '57 were also in 10th Company.

Class of 1957

Bobby is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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