From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Bradley '64

Date of birth: August 29, 1942

Date of death: July 21, 1965

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1964 Lucky Bag:


Bob was lost when his F4 Phantom II crashed into the Atlantic about 40 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. He was the radar intercept officer; his pilot was also lost.

From the October 1965 issue of Shipmate:

Ens. Robert B. Bradley, USN, a 1964 graduate of the Naval Academy, was reported missing on 31 July, and reported dead on 4 Aug., in a military aircraft accident off the carrier USS ENTERPRISE in the Atlantic. He was born in Lebanon, Tenn.

Ens. Bradley, the radar intercept officer, with the pilot, Lt. (jg) Owen Martin, USN, of Fighter Squadron 101 at Key West, Fla., were assigned to the carrier for about a week of training. Their F4B Phantom II Jet failed to return to the ship following a routine flight.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Keelon Bradley of Lebanon, Tenn., and a brother, Leonard K. Bradley, Jr., of Knoxville.

Robert has a memory marker in Tennessee.

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Class of 1964

Robert is one of 25 members of the Class of 1964 on Virtual Memorial Hall.