From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jackson Robinson '46

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: October 18, 1956

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


From The San Bernardino County Sun on October 20, 1956

The Navy Friday reported the death in an aircraft accident in the Pacific of Lt. Jackson Roy Robinson, Lynnhaven, Va. A report from the carrier Bennington said his jet fighter crashed into the sea after being catapulted from the deck Thursday west of Hawaii.

The date of the accident was October 18, 1956. Unable to find a memory marker or any further details. He is not listed in the USS Bennington (CV 20) WestPac Cruise Book 1956-57, but there is no In Memoriam page or even firm dates for departure on cruise.


He graduated the Naval Postgraduate School in July, 1952.

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Class of 1946

Jackson is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.