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Robinson, Ross Forest

Name and Rank, Lieutenant Ross Forest Robinson.

Unit/Placid in, Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2), United States Navy.


Ross was born approx. on Sep. 2, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Father, Wald R. Robinson.

Mother, Ethel A. Robinson.

Sisters, Laverne M. and Patricia J. Robinson.

Brothers, Robert J. and Donald J. Robinson.


Ross entered  the service from Minnesota with service number # no record.


Ross F. Robinson was a Lieutenant (Pilot of a  in the Grumman F6F Hellcat) .


Ross F. Robinson died during a flight show at NAS Jacksonville, flying a Grumman F6F Bearcat when his wingtip broke off, on Sep. 29, 1946, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


It was with one of the First Blue Angels Navy Flight Demostration Squadron.


Ross is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA.


Thanks to

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Fighting Squadron 2 (VF-2) The Rippers
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Embarked from the USS Hornet (CV-8) Carrier
Ross Forest Robinson
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade