ROBERT E. GOODGAME, JR., CDR, USNR

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Goodgame, Jr. '32

Date of birth: May 20, 1909

Date of death: January 27, 1945

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1932 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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From USS Kadashan Bay (CVE 76) History:

On 27 Jan [1945], the ship's executive officer, CDR Robert E. Goodgame, Jr. and the ship's medical officer, CDR M. V. Kappius, disappeared on a routine familiarization flight in a Dauntless Dive Bomber (SBD). No enemy activity was reported in the area and no trace was ever found of the men.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Unable to find other information on his service. Two of three mentions found have his service as "USNR."


Class of 1932

Robert is one of 52 members of the Class of 1932 in Memorial Hall.