Anderson, Robert Alton, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1988-1988, 132X, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
Service Years
1968 - 1988

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jun 05, 1988
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
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VS-21 Fighting RedtailsUSS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1987-1988, 132X, VS-21 Fighting Redtails
  1988-1988, 132X, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
  1988-1988 Training Exercise - UNITAS '88
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  Nov 09, 2015, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity
VS-21 S-3A Viking aircraft crashed immediately after launching. The aircraft rolled to the left and the aircrew ejected. The pilot, COTAC (NFO in co-pilot's seat) and Senso were killed. The Tacco survived with minor injuries. This occured during transit between the Philippines and Hong Kong aboard the USS Enterprise. Pilot over-rotated & stalled a/c after catapult. COTAC was VS-21 Commanding Officer, CDR Robert A. Anderson; pilot was junior pilot in squadron. Pilot's body never found/recovered.
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