ROBERT E. NOLOP, LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1921
Date of death: December 18, 1944
Age: ~23

Lucky Bag

1944 Nolop LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Robert Eugene Nolop

Libby, Montana

Renowned for 5-20 eyes and a crack in his voice that he called a yodel, Bob stalked through three years with the same plowed-field stride and carefree air that he brought with him from the Montana hills. "Noley" lent support to the harriers in Autumn and the trackmen in spring. He claimed that he had no interest in women, but the irrevocable fact remained that he received about three letters each week that weren't from "Dear Folks." Every morning the buzz of an electric razor from the "B-hole" told us that Bob was up; he will make many other things hum now that he has that broad stripe.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

Robert was lost when USS Monaghan (DD 354) capsized and sank during Typhoon Cobra on December 18, 1944. Only eight of her crew survived.

He has a memory marker in Philippines. He was survived by his parents.


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