ROBERT Z. CORNWELL, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 16, 1926
Date of death: March 19, 1959
Age: 32

Lucky Bag

1952 Cornwell LB.jpg

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Robert Zemp Cornwell

Pensacola, Florida

Known as the grand old man, Dad is from the land of sunshine and airplanes, Pensacola, Florida. Zemp was a stalwart on the plebe lacrosse team, gaining his experience at Severn while prepping for the Naval Academy. The Navy was no new experience for Dad, because he spent two years in the Fleet before receiving his Presidential Appointment. Zemp could be found almost any weekend at the biggest party in Annapolis—a dealer. A music lover at heart, Zemp spent considerable time playing his clarinet and collecting records. With his uncanny ability to win friends and an old dream of becoming a Navy pilot, he is well on his way to a successful career in Naval aviation.

Loss

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.

He is buried in Florida.


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