From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Fossum '43

Date of birth: November 26, 1920

Date of death: September 1, 1954

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

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.)

Class of 1943

Robert is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.