ROBERT J. FOSSUM, LCDR, USN
Robert Fossum '43
Date of birth: November 26, 1920
Date of death: September 1, 1954
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
Robert was lost on September 1, 1954 during the 1954 Mediterranean cruise of USS Coral Sea (CV 43). He was the pilot of a F3 Skyknight and a member of Fighter Squadron (VF) 11. (Date from Register of Alumni.)
Coral Sea's cruise was from July 7 to December 20.
Robert is buried in North Dakota.
He was survived by his wife, Shirley Auld, and three children, Bobby, Susan, and Gary. (Information from October 1954 issue of SHIPMATE.)