From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Nolop '44

Date of birth: April 13, 1921

Date of death: December 18, 1944

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


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.

The men and ships involved in Typhoon Cobra are extensively chronicled in "Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II" by Bruce Henderson.

Class of 1944

Robert is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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