Robinson, Robert Lawrence

Individual Personnel Data
Name Robinson, Robert Lawrence
Rank Second Lieutenant / Captain
Serial Number O-740929
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, effective 3 September 1943.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 28 March 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Placed on Temporary Duty for seven days on or about 28 January 1944 to 8th Air Force Officers Rest Home Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire (a FLAK House) per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #18 dated 25 January 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Robinson, Robert LawrencePilotCT
2nd Lt. Baylor, Robert BledsoeCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Holzbaur, Frederick MorrisNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Kramer, Herman DrummondBombardierCT
T/SGT. Stumpf, Howard MartinRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Hutchison, William WildeEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Maziarka, Stanley WalterBall Turret GunnerCT
S/SGT. Ripley, Carlyle DavidTail GunnerCT
S/SGT. Johnston, Thomas Theadora, JrFlexible GunnerCT
S/SGT. Porter, Edward EugeneFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 25 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Co-pilot 42‑3429 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
26 27 September 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑5404 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because pilot couldn't find formation after taking off 50 minutes late because of 'failure in ball turret.'.
Sortie Report
29 8 October 1943 Target: Workshops
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
30 9 October 1943 Target: Aircraft Factories
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Anklam, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Molesworth.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Pilot 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
-- 30 October 1943 Target: Marshaling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Geilenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37828 Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑37828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
35 5 November 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; navigator became ill after takeoff.
Sortie Report
39 1 December 1943 Target: Non-Ferrous Metals Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Solingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Flying Spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
42 13 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
44 20 December 1943 Target: Port Area/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Two bombs failed to release due to malfunction, so they were jettisoned in the Channel.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kimbolton.
Sortie Report
50 5 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Pilot 42‑3440 Low Squadron lead; did not takeoff.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Pilot 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Pilot 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig & Bernburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Pilot 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt & Aschersleben, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Aborted mission after taking off.
41A Group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Ball Bearings Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Augsburg & Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy.
Sortie Report
74 9 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
High group deputy, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
77 19 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-2 Storage and Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Pilot 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Hogh Squadron lead.
Sortie Report

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