Melvin J Robison

media-14472.jpeg UPL 14472 Crew # 647 & 460
Glen H. Alexander Crew
466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadrons

Top Row Left to Right: Lowell K. Halls (B), Clifton B. Stauff (N), Glen H. Alexander (P), Melvin Robison (TG), Arthur M. Parks (R/O)
Bottom Row Left to Right: William J. Deal (TT), Earl Daughman (G), Harry Tootell (FE), Sol Gorlitsky (G), Leonard A. Pierce (CP)

This crew was lead by Alexander for 14 missions. Alexander was then promoted to a squadron staff position and R.C. Moore took over and lead them from 30 October 1944 on.

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 14472 - Crew # 647 & 460 Glen H. Alexander Crew 466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadrons Top Row Left to Right: Lowell K. Halls (B), Clifton B. Stauff...

Wounded by enemy fighters on 15th mission on 25 December 1944. After bombing troop and supply concentrations which were supporting the enemy in the Battle of the Bulge, three separate fighters attacked my tail position. Fought off the 1st two but the third one wounded me.

Silver Star/ PH/ EAME w/ 5 stars/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-815910
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-808881
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot


Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120


Event Location Date Description


Byron, WY, USA 6 December 1920


Powell, WY 82435, USA 2 April 2001 Mr. Robison was the former district manager for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. in Powell. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Byron to Joseph Ray and Lucy (Johnson) Robison. He grew up in Byron and attended school there, graduating from Byron High School in 1940. He married Marguerite Cox on May 24, 1941, in Billings, Mont. To this union were born two children, Melvin Jay Robison and Mitchel Ray Robison. They lived in Byron for 31 years before moving to Powell in 1972 when he assumed the position of district manager for MDU. A welder by trade, he retired in 1985 after 36 years with MDU, the last 13 years as district manager. Mr. Robison worked in the Byron Mercantile from 1939 to 1942. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1942 and flew as a B-24 Liberator tail turret gunner with the 8th Air Force, 466th Bombardment Group in Europe in World War II. On Dec. 25, 1944, during his 15th air mission, Staff Sgt. Robison was seriously wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action, the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed camping and spent his winter months in Lake Havasu, Ariz., for the last 15 years. He enjoyed camping with his son, Jay, and wife Sheri for the last 40 years straight at Crazy Creek Campground in the Beartooths. He also enjoyed traveling to Alaska to fish with his son, Mitch, and wife Pat where he caught a 76-pound king salmon. At the age of 62, Mr. Robison qualified for his private pilot's license. Prior to his retirement, he was involved in the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Eastern Star, Powell Rotary, and was a member of the Powell Airport Board, Powell Planning and Zoning Commission, Byron School Board and the LDS Church. Survivors include his wife Marge of Powell; son Jay and his wife Sheri of Billings, Mont., and son Mitch and his wife Pat of Anchorage, Alas.; two brothers, Solon Robison and wife Marjorie of Lovell and Joe Robison of Milton Freewater, Ore.; two sisters, Stella May of Lovell and Mamie Martin of Deaver; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by half-brothers Charles Robison and wife Linda, Dale Robison and wife Nancy and half-sister Mary Harmon and husband Jerry, all of Lovell; and several nieces and nephews.


Powell, WY 82435, USA 5 April 2001 Crown Hill Cemetery Powell Park County Wyoming, USA Plot: Blk 15, Lot 14, Space 4


Date7 Jun 2021 16:16:09
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - "separate" was misspelled.

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My Dad, Melvin Johnson Robison was given the nickname Robby by his flying mates....

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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