ROBERT E. PLAUT, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 7, 1920
Date of death: July 24, 1944
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

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From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

ROBERT ELLIOT PLAUT

Long Beach, N. Y.

Personality "plus," that's Bob. And making up this personality are elements which blend to make him a perfect roommate. Of these, good humor, subtle wit, and a sincere generosity are most outstanding. He has a good philosophy of life and is ever looking for a similar one in others. Having spent some seven years of his life "on his own," knocking about the world, Bob has a trail of friends that extends almost around the world. Bob is extremely fond of horses and will talk for hours with anyone who likes the subject as much as he does.

Academics have been no obstacle for this brilliant lad, and though not on any varsity athletic list, he is, nevertheless, quite agile when it comes to sports — boxing and football being his favorites.

In planning for his future, Bob has two cherished ambitions: that of being a bachelor and that of becoming Navy's ace flyer. Although some little woman may eventually blast his first ambition sky high, his future years in the Service will verify the latter.

Radio Club 4, 3; Boxing 2; Boat Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Company Rifle and Pistol 3, 2.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.

Loss

Robert was one of two pilots lost in a mid-air collision over Beach Haven, New Jersey on July 24, 1944.

He is buried in Washington.


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Robert is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.
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