ROBERT E. CALKINS, LTJG, USN

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:


Loss

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."

Other

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 50 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.