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Gerald Robbins

October 1943, in Navy uniform during his "boot training" at Newport Training Station in Rhode Island

 

Tuesday, 12 October 1943 to Saturday, 18 May 1946.  [Source: "Navy Log," database, Unites States Navy Memorial Foundation, (http://www.navylog.org/SPG/tabid/71/Default.aspx : accessed 24 January 2009), entry for Gerald L. Robbins (http://98.129.49.114/individual.aspx?navy_log_id=293166).] 

 

[Stephen Robbins' note.  Below is a record of the Naval service of Gerald L. Robbins, as it appears in the online Navy Log.  The online entry includes a photograph of Gerald in his Navy uniform, captioned: "NEWPORT, RI 1943."  Stephen Robbins submitted this entry about June 1993, which was last updated (corrected) about June or July 1998.] 

GERALD L. ROBBINS 

Rate / Rank: 
AMM3 

Service Branch: 
USN 

Service Dates: 
10/1943 -5/1946 

Born: 
10/13/1925  
WATERVILLE, ME 

SIGNIFICANT  DUTY  STATIONS: 

NTS NEWPORT, RI * CASU 33 

NAS WHITING FIELD, PENSACOLA, FL 

NAS SQUANTUM, MA 

NTTC (AM) NORMAN, OK 

UB4, ATU 1, NAS HUTCHINSON, KS 

 

SIGNIFICANT  AWARDS: 

AMERICAN THEATER MEDAL 

WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL 

 

[Stephen Robbins' note.  Below are definitions for the abbreviations (some as explained by Gerald Robbins to Stephen Robbins): 

AMM 3c = Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class (while in California). 

AS = Apprentice Seaman (while in boot camp). 

ATU = Air Training Unit. 

CASU 33 = Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 33 (the Pacific Fleet post office). 

NAAS = Naval Auxiliary Air Station. 

NAGS = Naval Air Gunners School.  

NAS (a flight engineer's school). 

NAS = Naval Air Station. 

NSI = National Service Insurance. 

NTC = Naval Training Center. 

NTS = Naval Training Station (or School) (boot camp). 

NTTC (AM) = Naval Technical Training Center (Aviation Machinist [School]). 

PBY-5 (an airplane). 

S1c = Seaman, 1st Class (after Gerald finished the first Navy school). 

S2c = Seaman, 2nd Class (while Gerald was in the first Navy school).  

UB4 (a flight engineer's school for the B-24 bomber). 

USN = United States Navy. 

USNR V6 (United States Naval Reserve. Gerald enlisted for the duration of the war. Full enlistment would be 6 years.  After the war's end, the rest of the 6 years was in Reserve status. 

VPB (a patrol bomber).  ] 

 

[Stephen Robbins' note.  Gerald enlisted on 11 October 1943, but his "date of entry into active service" was 12 October 1943.] 

  

Tuesday, 12 October 1943 to Saturday, 18 May 1946.  [Source: "World War II Registry," database, National World War II Memorial, (http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.asp&subpage=search : accessed 24 January 2009), entry for Gerald L. Robbins (http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/search/pframe.asp?HonoreeID=21321&popcount=1&tcount=1).] 

 

[Stephen Robbins' note.  Below is a record of the Naval service of Gerald L. Robbins, as it appears in the online World War II Registry.  Stephen Robbins submitted this entry, which was last updated on 12 March 2002.] 

Gerald L. Robbins 

BRANCH OF SERVICE:  
U.S. Navy 

HOMETOWN:  
East Vassalboro, ME  

HONORED BY: 
Stephen L. Robbins, Son 

 

ACTIVITY DURING WWII: 

 DATES OF SERVICE OCTOBER 12, 1943 TO MAY 18, 1946.  

 

AWARDS:  

WWII VICTORY MEDAL AND AMERICAN THEATER MEDAL.  

 

STATIONS:  

NAVAL TRAINING STATION (NTS) NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND;  

CARRIER AIRCRAFT SERVICE UNIT (CASU 33);  

NAVAL AIR STATION (NAS) WHITING FIELD, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA;  

NAVAL AIR STATION (NAS) SQUANTUM, MASSACHUSETTS.  

 

SERVICE SCHOOLS COMPLETED:  

NAVAL TRAINING CENTER NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (28 WEEKS.);  

UB4, AIR TRAINING UNIT #1, NAVAL AIR STATION (NAS), HUTCHINSON, KANSAS (24 WEEKS.);  

NAVAL AIR GROUP, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA;  

NAVAL AIR STATION (NAS,) JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, (PBY-5, VPB, 8 WEEKS.) 

 

[Stephen Robbins' note.  Below are definitions for the abbreviations (some as explained by Gerald Robbins to Stephen Robbins): 

AMM 3c = Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class (while in California). 

AS = Apprentice Seaman (while in boot camp). 

ATU = Air Training Unit. 

CASU 33 = Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 33 (the Pacific Fleet post office). 

NAAS = Naval Auxiliary Air Station. 

NAGS = Naval Air Gunners School.  

NAS (a flight engineer's school). 

NAS = Naval Air Station. 

NSI = National Service Insurance. 

NTC = Naval Training Center. 

NTS = Naval Training Station (or School) (boot camp). 

NTTC (AM) = Naval Technical Training Center (Aviation Machinist [School]). 

PBY-5 (an airplane). 

S1c = Seaman, 1st Class (after Gerald finished the first Navy school). 

S2c = Seaman, 2nd Class (while Gerald was in the first Navy school).  

UB4 (a flight engineer's school for the B-24 bomber). 

USN = United States Navy. 

USNR V6 (United States Naval Reserve. Gerald enlisted for the duration of the war. Full enlistment would be 6 years.  After the war's end, the rest of the 6 years was in Reserve status. 

VPB (a patrol bomber).  ] 

 

[Stephen Robbins' note.  Gerald enlisted on 11 October 1943, but his "date of entry into active service" was 12 October 1943.] 

 

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Saturday, 18 May 1946[Image caption].  [Source: Image a4i230, Stephen Robbins Collection; privately held by Stephen Robbins, Warsaw, Indiana, 2009.] 

 

The first of three documents relating to Gerald Robbins' discharge from the Navy: "Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy. [Serial number C3581041, Series C].  This is to certify that Gerald Laroy Robbins, a Aviation Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U.S.N.R., is Honorably Discharged from the U.S.N. Personnel Separation Center, Boston, Mass. and from the Naval Service of the United States this 18th day of May 1946.  This certificate is awarded as a Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience.  [signature:] Emile DeRonin, Lieutenant, U.S.N., By Direction of the Commanding Officer."  Gerald made a photocopy of his original in June 1995, for Stephen Robbins. 

 

Saturday, 18 May 1946[Image caption].  [Source: Image a4i231, Stephen Robbins Collection; privately held by Stephen Robbins, Warsaw, Indiana, 2009.] 

 

The second of three documents relating to Gerald Robbins' discharge from the Navy: "Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service.  #4583."  Gerald made a photocopy of his original in June 1995, for Stephen Robbins.  Abbreviations: line 3. USNR V6 (United States Naval Reserve. Gerald enlisted for the duration of the war. Full enlistment would be 6 years.  After the war's end, the rest of the 6 years was in Reserve status; 21. AS = Apprentice Seaman (while in boot camp). S2c = Seaman, 2nd Class (while in first school). S1c = Seaman, 1st Class (after finished first school). AMM 3c = Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class (while in California); 23. NAGS = Naval Air Gunners School. NAS (a flight engineer's school). PBY-5 (an airplane). VPB (a patrol bomber). UB4 (a flight engineer's school for the B-24 bomber); 24. NTS = Naval Training School (boot camp). CASU 33 = Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 33 (Pacific Fleet post office). NAAS = [?]. NAS = Naval Air Station; 25. NSI = National Service Insurance. 

 

Saturday, 18 May 1946[Image caption].  [Source: Image a4i231B, Stephen Robbins Collection; privately held by Stephen Robbins, Warsaw, Indiana, 2009.] 

 

Detail, showing Gerald Robbins' fingerprint and signature, selected from the second of three documents relating to his discharge from the Navy: "Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service.  #4583."  Gerald made a photocopy of his original in June 1995, for Stephen Robbins. 

 

Saturday, 18 May 1946[Image caption].  [Source: Image a4i231C, Stephen Robbins Collection; privately held by Stephen Robbins, Warsaw, Indiana, 2009.] 

 

Enlarged detail, showing Gerald Robbins' fingerprint, selected from the second of three documents relating to his discharge from the Navy: "Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service.  #4583."  Gerald made a photocopy of his original in June 1995, for Stephen Robbins. 

 

Saturday, 18 May 1946[Image caption].  [Source: Image a4i232, Stephen Robbins Collection; privately held by Stephen Robbins, Warsaw, Indiana, 2009.] 

 

The third of three documents relating to Gerald Robbins' discharge from the Navy: "Authority for discharge."  Gerald made a photocopy of his original in June 1995, for Stephen Robbins. 

 

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