ROBERT A. FORD, JR., 1LT, USAF
Robert Ford, Jr. '53
Date of birth: October 22, 1930
Date of death: March 11, 1957
From the 1953 Lucky Bag:
From the Bob Ford Memorial:
Bob Ford – Christian husband, father, son, brother – went to Korea as an officer and pilot in the United States Air Force to protect our freedom, to protect our nation, to protect our children’s future. On March 11, 1957, he lost his life when his F86F jet fighter-bomber plane crashed.
The site linked above has many pictures and remembrances of Bob. He was married to Elizabeth "Libby", who did not remarry and buried together in Arlington National Cemetery.
He was also survived by two children. He had "been selected to take aeronautical engineering postgraduate work at the University of Illinois." (Information from May 1957 issue of Shipmate.)
He was a member of the 311th Fighter Squadron.