Top Turret Gunner/Engineer
561st Bomber Squadron
388th Bomber Group, (Heavy)
Nickname: Devil's Luck
Target: Munich Germany
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 )
Gravesite Details Entered the service from Wisconsin.