ROBERT J. FOSSUM, LCDR, USN

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:

Loss

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.


Class of 1943

Robert is one of 81 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.