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McCalvin Robinson Jr

Military

Seen to be shot down by fighters, B-24 41-28615 went down over water, crashed and exploded. Killed in Action. MACR 2895.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28615 'Ginnie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha 22-Feb-44 in B-24 41-28615 'Ginnie'. 10 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2895.

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 22 February 1944

Seen to be shot down by fighters, B-24 41-28615 went down over water, crashed and exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2895.

Buried 1945

Listed on Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2019 14:24:12 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 2895;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 17:15:38 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2895
https://www.fold3.com/image/28753722

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 17:10:24 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
Sources

MACR 2895

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2016 16:07:04 usxpat Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

An Emotional Gauntlet, Stuart J Wright, Pen & Sword Books, © 2004
American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2895 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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