ROBERT T. SYMES, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Symes '27

Date of birth: December 20, 1902

Date of death: November 30, 1936

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Robert was lost on November 30, 1936 when the airplane he was piloting crashed near La Jolla, California. He and his crewman, also lost killed, were members of Scouting Squadron (VS) 9S.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3661 on July 1, 1930.

Robert is buried in New York; he was survived by his father, and a son Robert Jr.


Class of 1927

Robert is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 in Memorial Hall.