Robert M. Rocktaschel
USS West Virginia
Lieutenant Commander Robert M. Rocktaschel was a Pearl Harbor Survivor aboard USS Medusa (AR-1). He was killed on November 8, 1944 when the Kingfisher float plane that he was piloting lost a wing and crashed into the sea. His death and that of his radioman A.R.M.2c Andrew Chup were the Wee Vee's first casualties since Pearl Harbor.
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