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Winfred Robinson Jr

Military

Shot down flak and crashed near Tubbergen, Holland on a mision to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-29286. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Lloyd Andrew

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions including Azon DFC; Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Battle Stars

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas 12 March 1922
458th BG Combat Tour Horsham St. Faith Airfield, Norwich, UK 25 February 1944 – 6 March 1944
Shot Down/Captured Tubbergen, The Netherlands 6 March 1944

Shot down by Flak

Prisoner of War Zagan, Poland 12 March 1944 – 1 May 1945

Stalag Luft III
(dates are approximate)

Died San Antonio, Texas 3 September 1999
Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Texas 6 September 1999

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2018 22:48:00 466thHistorian Changes to service number, role, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?dt=466&sc=11675...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60525&h=928673&...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1546310
https://www.458bg.com/crew35andrew.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2018 23:10:55 kkeiser Changes to nickname, highest rank and media associations
Sources

Karla Robinson Keiser (daughter)

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2015 15:15:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
MACR 3346 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3346, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 281 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010

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