Paul F. Robbins was born in Wareham, Massachusetts on September 27, 1921. The family eventually moved to Barnstable and Paul graduated from Barnstable High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Navy on November 9, 1942, completed basic training at the Newport, Rhode Island Naval training station, and then attended Aviation Machinist’s Mate School in Jacksonville, Florida. On June 28, 1944 Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Paul F. Robbins was reported missing by the Navy, lost during a torpedo bombing mission in the South Pacific. He was serving as an aerial gunner on the Avenger torpedo bomber with Night Fighting Squadron 79. His remains were never recovered. In 1948 he earned the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal awards. A memorial for Paul Frederick Robbins is located in the intersection of South Street and Pleasant Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
The Town of Barnstable
Memorial War Era(s):
South Street and Pleasant Street Hyannis, MA 02601
Published on May 12, 2020