From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Meinhold '51

Date of birth: July 6, 1926

Date of death: December 21, 1964

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Bob was lost when the UH-1H helicopter he was aboard crashed near the New York-Connecticut border on December 21, 1964. He was survived by his wife, Janet; a 4-year-old daughter, Lisa; his parents; a brother; and two sisters. It's possible his wife was expecting another child (the OCR is not good on this article.)

He is buried in New York.

From the February 1965 issue of Shipmate:

Maj. Robert L. Meinhold, USAF, died in a military aircraft accident near Pound Ridge, N. Y. on 21 Dec. He was born 6 July 1926, and was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1951.

He is survived by his widow, Janet, and a daughter Lynn, of 2130 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford, Conn.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meinhold of Brockport, N . Y ., a brother and two sisters.

From the March 1965 issue of Shipmate:

Maj. Robert L. Meinhold, USAF, was killed in a helicopter crash at Pound Ridge, N . Y . on 21 Dec. He had been assigned to the Lycoming division of Avco at Stratford. The crash occurred on a return flight from Stewart Air Force Base.

A native of Brockport, N .Y., he was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1951, then attended the Air Force pilot training school. He served from 1952-57 as a pilot with various fighter-interceptor squadrons of the Air Defense Command. He received a Master's Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; an infant son, Robert L. born on 21 Jan., and a daughter, Lisa; his parents, a brother and two sisters.

Class of 1951

Robert is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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