ROBERT E. SEIBELS, JR., CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Seibels, Jr. '38

Date of birth: February 20, 1917

Date of death: August 30, 1947

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From the November 1947 issue of Shipmate:

ROBERT EMMET SEIBELS, JR., CDR, '38 (Comdr. USN). Died 30 August 1947 in a plane crash near Plum Point, Maryland.

He is buried in Alabama; he was survived by his wife, his parents, and his brother. (Found mention of Robert Seibels III.)

Career

From naval aviation historian Richard Leonard via email on February 9, 2018:

  • Designated Naval Aviator # 7404, 4/3/1941
  • Date of rank LTJG from 1 Jul 1941 USN Register, 6/2/1941
  • Date of rank LT from 1 Jul 1942 USN Register, 6/15/1942
  • Date of rank LCDR from 1 Jul 1944 USN Register, 3/1/1944
  • NAS Patuxent KIFA, 8/30/47


Class of 1938

Robert is one of 71 members of the Class of 1938 on Virtual Memorial Hall.