ROBINSON, GEORGE DOUGLAS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Age
26
Parents
Son of William George and Flora May Robinson of Transcona, Manitoba, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Stores foreman
Service number
J/20412
Engagement
1941-12-11, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date of death
1944-12-26
Died
France, Died in automobile accident
Force
Fallen Buddies
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 11 | Row G | Grave 12

"OF TRANSCONA MANITOBA, CANADA. IN LOVING MEMORY"

Military grave
Additional info

Service number before becoming an Officer R/147204.

Royal Canadian Air Force, 409 Squadron.

Awarded the Air Observers Badge on October 23, 1942.

Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on October 20, 1944.

Promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant on November 23, 1944.

"Dear Mr. Robinson,
By the time you receive this letter you will have had a telegram to the effect that your son, Flying Officer G.D. Robinson, has been killed in an automobile accident.

It is with deep regret I write to you at this time to convey to "Robbie's" family the feelings of myself and the entire Squadron.

In the early hours of the morning of December 26, 1944 you son was returning from dispersal to the Officer's Mess alone in my car. While driving along the perimeter track shortly after leaving the dispersal the car for some inexplicable reason became unmanageable rolling over two or three times killing the boy instantly.

It was a great shock to us all, especially to myself as "Robbie", as he was affectionately known by in the Squadron, has been like a brother to me during the time we have flown together. He was one of the best Navigators not only in the Squadron but in the entire Air Force and his loss is a terrific blow to the efficiency of the unit as the replacement of so valuable a man will..." (2nd page not included to the records).

ROBINSON, GEORGE DOUGLAS (409 Sqdn.)

ROBINSON, GEORGE DOUGLAS (409 Sqdn.)

ROBINSON, GEORGE DOUGLAS (409 Sqdn.)

Had a brother John Stephen Robinson V/52075 in the Military. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.