ROBERT W. BEDILION, CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Bedilion '22

Date of birth: February 3, 1900

Date of death: September 7, 1943

Age: 43

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Robert died in a plane crash about two miles east of Mantague, VA. He was on temporary assignment to Washington, D.C. for work in the Bureau of Naval Inspection and was being flown to Norfolk when the plane crashed.

He had captained the flagship of a destroyer fleet in the Pacific and was at Pearl Harbor when the base was attacked. He had participated in the Battle of Midway and in the Aleutians. [This account was reported by his aunt in a local publication.]

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Wartime Service

Robert was commanding officer of USS Case (DD 370) from January 6, 1942 to August 19, 1942.


Class of 1922

Robert is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 in Memorial Hall.