From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Calkins '52

Date of birth: June 6, 1930

Date of death: May 8, 1956

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Robert's life or loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

He was a pilot of AD Skyraiders; one was lost from Fighter Squadron (VF) 54 on that date.

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.

Class of 1952

Robert is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.