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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 22, 1916
Date of death: March 28, 1945
Age: 28

Lucky Bag

1940 Dodane LB.jpg

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Fort Wayne, Indiana

"Give me a little cabin in the hills, a pipe, a good book, and a cosy chair beside a radio playing sweet music." Thus Bob expresses his ambition, but adds, "Also give me someone to share that chair with." Meanwhile, this son of Indiana is busy pulling down near-star grades, Quarterdecking, serving on the Reception Committee, writing features for the Log, or answering letters from admiring femmes. Each afternoon Bob engages in varsity boxing, plays football, or tries a fast game of tennis. Only success and happiness could await this regular fellow, whose philosophy is "Never a dull moment." Good luck! Bo.


Bob was lost when USS Trigger (SS 237) was sunk by Japanese surface forces in the East China Sea on March 28, 1945.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class Navigation

Class of 1940
Robert is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.
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