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TSGT Ira W. Robinson
Flight Engineer
Ora Castrup Crew
388th BG - 561st BS
KIA - 31 July 1944



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • Ira Robinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 31 July 1944 Shot down by flak and crashed at Schleissheim in B-17 Devil's Luck #4232030 DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


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