Arthur Robinson was born on February 19, 1921, in Baltimore, Maryland. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces on August 28, 1942, and was trained as a B-17 Flying Fortress flight engineer and ball turret gunner. Sgt Robinson deployed to England with the 358th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group in England in October 1943, and he was killed in action while flying his 10th combat mission over Germany on January 11, 1944. He was first buried at a prisoner of war camp, and after the war was moved to Margarten, Holland Military Cemetery. Arthur Robinson's remains were later re-interned at the Baltimore National Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 29, 1951.
Epitaph For A Hero
If I should perish overseas
In service to my Land
I shall have died a noble death--
Let none misunderstand.
I hope my body will be found,
Returned back to my home,
Where it was nourished and inspired--
No more to yearn, or roam.
Home is the soldier then from the war
Back to his family;
Home is the patriot at last,
Buried in majesty.
Pause, visitor, and cast a glance,
Upon a hero's grave;
Be thankful to breathe Freedom's air,
For which his life he gave.