ROBERT J. DURETTE, LCDR, USN
Robert Durette '41
Date of birth: July 4, 1917
Date of death: September 11, 1950
From the 1941 Lucky Bag:
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."
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.