JACKSON R. ROBINSON, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: October 18, 1956
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

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From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

Jackson Roy Robinson

Fort Worth, Texas

Winning an "N" in varsity fencing during his plebe year was but a mild beginning for this affable redheaded Texan His associates were quick to realize that the best of everything comes from the Lone Star State and we were pleased to leam that Texas annexed the United States, regardless of historical statements to the contrary. Unselfish, always helpful and a storehouse of good common sense, Robbie was a source of wise advice, patient understanding and wholesome fun.

The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

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.

Other

He graduated the Naval Postgraduate School in July, 1952.

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John Thompson, Jr. ’46 was also on the fencing team.


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