LCDR Richard Warren Robinson

LCDR Richard Warren Robinson

Birth
Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 8 Apr 1945 (aged 29)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot N, 1104
Memorial ID 3790572 · View Source
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Lt. Comdr. Richard Warren Robinson USN, son of Mr & Mrs G. L. Robinson, formerly of Anderson but, now of Columbia was drowned while in the service of his country aboard the aircraft carrier in the Pacific according tp a telegram recieved from the Navy Department.
He was a 1939 graduate of Annapolis and commanding officer of a squadron of fighter planes at the time of his death.
Commander Robinson was serving aboard a destroyer at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack Dec 7, 1941. He then returned to the states and took flight training at Pensacola, Florida. After flight training he served as commanding officer for one year on a air base on the island of Samoa. Returning to the west coast he was in-charge of training Naval Air Suadrons. Following that tour. He returned to the Pacific area of operation with one of his squadrons.
While stationed in Samoa. He married Ruth Moncrief Turnbull, daughter of A. C. Turnbull, governor of Samoa. On February 3, 1944. His wife is now making her home in Columbia with the Robinson family.
Commander Robinson has a brother in service. Lt LeRoy Walter Robinson now in the Pacific. Another brother , Woodrow Robinson, who was on duty as a Staff Sergeant with the air corps at Wheeler Field, Hawaii recieved a medical discharge after 30 months service.
Besides his parents, wife and brothers. He is survived by two other brothers, F T. Robinson of Chaplin and G. L. Robinson Jr of Wilmington, N. C. and three sisters, Nrs J. D. Dellaney of Columbia, Mrs Joe B. Farmer of Anderson and Mrs W. A. Campbell of Moultrie, Ga.


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  • Maintained by: David Dunnavant
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3790572
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Richard Warren Robinson (14 Apr 1915–8 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3790572, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by David Dunnavant (contributor 46623314) .