Robbins, Jay Thorpe, Lt Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Primary Unit
1972-1974, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Service Years
1941 - 1974
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant General

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Coolidge, TX
Last Address


Date of Passing
Mar 03, 2001
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 11A SITE 65

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Headquarters Air Force Commander Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Memorial (AFM)American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

ROBBINS, JAY THORPE
(First Award)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Jay Thorpe Robbins (0-405112), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-38 Fighter Airplane in the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 4 September 1943. On this date First Lieutenant Robbins shot down four enemy aircraft in a single mission. First Lieutenant Robbins' unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 5th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters: U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 82 (1943)

ROBBINS, JAY THORPE
(Second Award)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Jay Thorpe Robbins (0-405112), First Lieutenant (Air Corps), U.S. Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-38 Fighter Airplane in the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 24 October 1943. On this date, for the second time in less than two month, First Lieutenant Robbins shot down four enemy aircraft in a single mission. First Lieutenant Robbins' unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 5th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
Headquarters: U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 69 (1944)

   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
55th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Fifty-Fifth20th Pursuit Group80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter8th Fighter Group
5th Air Force1st Fighter Group12th Air ForceTactical Air Command (TAC)
Air Defense Command (ADC)Joint Chiefs of StaffUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1942-1942, 55th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Fifty-Fifth
  1942-1942, 20th Pursuit Group
  1942-1945, 80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter
  1942-1945, 8th Fighter Group
  1942-1945, 5th Air Force
  1945-1947, 1st Fighter Group
  1947-1950, 12th Air Force
  1947-1951, HQ Tactical Air Command, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1951-1953, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1955-1957, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  1965-1968, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1972-1974, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M UniversityAir Command and Staff CollegeNational War College
  1936-1940, Texas A&M University
  1950-1950, Air Command and Staff College
  1961-1962, National War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-39 Airacobra  F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  
  1943-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1943-1945, P-39 Airacobra
  1945-2003, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
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