Noon Over Alicante
Signed By Lt. Gen. Jay T. Robbins 22 Victories.
General Robbins was born in 1919 in Coolidge, Texas, where he graduated from Coolidge High School in 1936. He received a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University, in 1940, and a commission as second lieutenant through the Reserve Officers Training Corps.
In September 1942 during World War II, General Robbins was assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group of the Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific area. In January 1944 he became commander of the squadron and in September 1944 became deputy commander of the group. He flew 607 hours on 181 combat missions in P-39 and P-38 aircraft and scored 22 aerial victories, all of which were Japanese fighter-type aircraft. This represents the fourth highest number of enemy aircraft destroyed by an Army Air Corps pilot in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He twice destroyed four enemy fighters during single missions and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for each of these battles.
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