ROBERT J. DURETTE, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Durette '41

Date of birth: July 4, 1917

Date of death: September 11, 1950

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Robert was lost on September 11, 1950 when his jet went missing from Pomona Naval Air Station, New Jersey. He was survived by his wife and "two small daughters."

Other

Robert was involved in two aircraft incidents in 1944, both while in a F4U Corsair with Fighting Squadron (VF) 84. The first was on October 3, 1944 near San Clemente Island, California; the second while conducting carrier landing qualifications aboard USS Takanis Bay (CVE 89) on November 27, 1944.


Class of 1941

Robert is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.