From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Cornwell '52

Date of birth: April 16, 1926

Date of death: March 19, 1959

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:


From Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, December 1959 edition, in the '48 section of News of the Alumni:

Lt. Robert Zemp Cornwell, U. S. Navy, was killed when attempting to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Mexico. He was in flight training at Pensacola, Florida.

From the March 1959 issue of Shipmate:

It is with deep regret that I report the death of ROBERT ZEMP CORNWELL at sea near Pensacola, Fla., on 20 March 1959 in an aircraft accident. He was stationed at NAAS Whiting Field, Fla., as an instructor. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williams Cornwell, his mother, Clara P. Cornwell, and sister, Alice Jane Cornwell.

He is buried in Florida.

Class of 1952

Robert is one of 50 members of the Class of 1952 on Virtual Memorial Hall.