Squadron Leader Anthony Edward ROBINSON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39472 (RAF)
Born: Wollongong NSW, 28 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAF: 1937
Unit: No. 610 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 610 Squadron Spitfire aircraft EE767), France, 10 February 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Grandcourt British Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Edward Robinson and of Florence Emily Maria Robinson (nee Crowther); husband of Joan Patricia Myrtle Robinson (nee Leigh), of North Stoke, Oxfordshire
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Squadron Leader Robinson was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 9 January 1937.

On the morning of 10 February 1943, Squadron Leader Robinson flying Spitfire EE767 was tasked for a circus sortie (bombers heavily escorted by fighters to bring enemy fighters into combat). EE767 was engaged by Fw190 aircraft from JG2 over Caen and Squadron Leader Robinson was killed.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R, Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 2 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1942-1943, Midland Publishing UK, 1998
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9300, ROBINSON A E
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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