TSgt Ira William Robinson


TSgt Ira William Robinson

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Jul 1944 (aged 28)
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot D, Row 14, Grave 52
Memorial ID 56360583 View Source
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Technical Sergeant
Top Turret Gunner/Engineer

561st Bomber Squadron
388th Bomber Group, (Heavy)

Serialnumber: 42-32030
Type: B-17G
Nickname: Devil's Luck
Target: Munich Germany
MACR: 7744

Place of Death: Munich, Germany

a/c 42-32030 "Devil's Luck", was hit by flak over the target and blew-up. He was flying tail-end Charlie in the low Group.
Two persons were listed on the Interment Record as next-of-kin:

Brother, Edward Earl Robinson and Mrs. Doris E Angelroth.


Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-32030:

Castrup, Ora ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Illinois
DeRidder, Joseph A ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Michigan
Dellwardt, Harvey S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Guyette, Harry O, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Rhode Island
McCleary, John ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Michigan
Pluta, Chester C ~ FO, Bombardier, Illinois
Robinson, Ira W ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Wisconsin
Spina, Pasquale R ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Connecticut

Staff Sergeant Fred S. Justus who served as the Right Waist Gunner became a POW of the German Army and survived the war.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Family Members


Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin.


In their memory
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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56360583
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Ira William Robinson (12 Jun 1916–31 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56360583, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .