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Robley Westland Clark
Captain, United States Navy
Thank you so much for responding to my email about my Great Uncle!  And thank you too, for adding him to the list of Navy personnel buried at Arlington.

I know that when he saved the Phoenix at Pearl Harbor he was the navigator aboard and not yet a Captain, and that the Captain was ashore. I think it was the only ship saved that terrible day. When he was killed, in 1945, he was not on his own ship. According to my mother, he had left his ship to be with his men aboard the U.S.S. Terror.

His brother, Augustus Dayton Clark, was also a Captain in the Navy, both had attended Annapolis. Dayton was in the Atlantic th eater and was in charge of  the Force Mulberry at Omaha Beach. I never met my great uncle Bob, but Dayton was my families total hero. Thanks again.
Ann Emerson, December 2006


Captain Robley Westland Clark, USN. Killed in Pacific aboard a minesweeper. Saved the cruiser Phoenix at Pearl Harbor.
The below listed men were killed in the 1 May, 1945 attack on U.S.S. Terror (CM-5) by a Japanese suicide plane.

Lieutenant Commander Robert L. Alaux, USNR 77430
Lieutenant Commander Ronald C. Biles, USNR 73880
Captain Robley W. Clark, USN 58821
Lieutenant George S. Owens, USNR 261062
Lieutenant (jg) Robert W. Rickert (MC) USNR 405142


CLARK, ROBLEY WESTLAND
CAPT USN
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9312A SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 16 December 2006 Updated: 17 December 2006
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