Richard George ROBINSON

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ROBINSON, Richard George

Service Numbers: N478634, O22422
Enlisted: 26 May 1944
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 5 May 1926
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Korea, 16 February 1952, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Pilot Officer Robinson's body was never recovered and is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action., United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Gympie Memorial Lane Murals, Ipswich Korean War Memorial, Korea United Nations Memorial Cemetery Wall of Remembrance, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

26 May 1944: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN N478634, 5th (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

Korean War Service

7 Jul 1949: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
25 Jun 1950: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN O22422, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
3 Jan 1952: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN O22422
16 Feb 1952: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN O22422, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF), RAAF Operations - Korea

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Pilot Officer Richard George Robinson O22422 of 77 Squadron was killed when Meteor A77-464 was lost near Sariwon, Korea - his body was never recovered and he is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action