ROBERT F. COATES, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Coates '30

Date of birth: May 16, 1909

Date of death: October 23, 1935

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Robert was lost on October 23, 1935 when his aircraft collided with another and crashed near Fort Barrancas, Florida during pilot training.

He is buried in Wisconsin.

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Nicholas Pusel '30 was the pilot of the other plane and was also killed in this crash.


Class of 1930

Robert is one of 42 members of the Class of 1930 on Virtual Memorial Hall.