From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Daly '43

Date of birth: June 4, 1920

Date of death: January 12, 1945

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Robert was lost when USS Swordfish (SS-193) was sunk, probably by enemy vessels, off the Ryukyu Islands on January 12, 1945.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

From the Class of 1943 anniversary book "25 years later…":

Rosy was born on 4 June 1920 in New York City. He was appointed from New York State and entered the Academy on 14 June 1939. Upon graduation he report ed to Submarine Division Twelve in Key West, Florida for duty under instruction in submarines. In February 1943 Rosy reported aboard the submarine USS SAURY in the Pacific to be followed in April with duty aboard the submarine USS SWORDFISH in which he became qualified in submarines in March of 1944, It was while on a war patrol off Nansei Shoto in the Pacific that the Swordfish was lost to enemy action on 29 January 1945 with Rosy among the casualties. He wore the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal with one bronze star and the WWII Victory Medal. He was survived by his wife Marian A. Daly who resided at 2038-27th Street, Long Island City, New York at the time of Rosy's death.

Class of 1943

Robert is one of 84 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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