Pfc. Robert J. Robinson        

Mil# 16169172

Enlisted:  November 27, 1942  Chicago, IL

2nd Platoon, C. Company, 743rd Tank BN.








Born: 1923     Place: IL

Died: 15 September 1944      Place:  Ubachsberg, the Netherlands

Last known address: Pine Forrest, Duschutes, OR


Date of Temporary Burial: 1944   at: American Military Cemetery Fosse, Namur (Belgium)

Location: Plot: D   Row: 6   Grave: 120

Date of final Burial:  1948   at: American Military Cemetery Henri-Chapelle (Belgium)

Location: Plot: G   Row: 14   Grave 31



Father:  Albert J. Robinson   Mother: Marie M. Robinson (Selinski)






 Purple Heart




Part of 743rd TK BN. AAR. Sept. 15, 1944

Some resistance was encountered near 723519. (Black arrow on map) At this point the tanks were fired upon by small arms fire, an anti-tank gun, and one Tank C-11 was knocked out and Pfc. Robert Robinson was killed instantly and Sgt. Gilmer received minor wounds from pieces of the shell.  Tank C-12 was also hit on the turret, seriously wounding Sgt. Sechman in the head.