ROBERT E. CALKINS, LTJG, USN
Robert Calkins '52
Date of birth: June 6, 1930
Date of death: May 8, 1956
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
Robert was lost on May 8, 1956 when his aircraft crashed near Indio, California. He was a member of Fighter Squadron (VF) 55 and was unmarried. (Information from January 1958 issue of SHIPMATE.)
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
In the Class of 1952's book, “As We Recall,” the only information given is "aircraft accident 1956."
Robert survived a mid-air collision in March 1955; he and the other pilot both parachuted from their planes and were rescued.