Pierre Marie Louis ROBINSON


(Pierre Marie Louis JUBAULT ROBINSON)


AGE30 yo
DATE OF BIRTH18 August 1913 Nantes
FAMILYParents : John M & Blanche A ROBINSON
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTUnskilled occupations in fabrication of metal productsNE
BATTALION3rd Battalion
REGIMENT 115th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION  29th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH7 Juin 1944ii
PLACE OF DEATHVacqueville  Sector

 CEMTERY TEMPORARY of  St Laurent sur Mer N°3582


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Pierre Marie Louis Jubault was born August 18, 1913 in Nantes, France, to parents Pierre Marie Jubault and Blanche Aimée Augustine Delalande. About three years after Pierre's birth, his father, a captain in the French army during World War I, was killed in action on July 5, 1916. Blanche remarried John Miles Robinson, a Pennsylvania soldier who had come to France in 1917, on August 23, 1919.

A week after their marriage, the family left France and permanently settled in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1923. Pierre would never again visit his native country until the tragic days of early June 1944, when he and thousands of other courageous heroes would sacrifice their lives for freedom.

For most of his life, Pierre lived in Meadville, a small town in northwestern Pennsylvania. He attended two years of high school before beginning work at Talon, Inc., a major zipper manufacturing company headquartered in Meadville.

Just a few years later, war was breaking out in Europe. In May 1941, when the United States was still neutral, Pierre had enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served to defend the freedom of both his native and adoptive countries. 

Robinson enlisted in the U.S Army on May 2, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

By the D-Day invasion of Normandy in June 1944, Pierre was the sergeant of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

Leading up to the invasion, the 29th Infantry Division trained at a number of forts throughout the United States, the first of which being Fort Meade in Maryland. In late September and early October 1942, the 29th Infantry Division left for Europe aboard the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth to begin training for the amphibious invasion of Normandy, France across the English Channel. The military division landed in Scotland for training and soon moved to southern England for additional preparation.

On June 6, 1944, the 115th Infantry Regiment landed on the Dog Red sector of Omaha Beach at approximately 10:25 a.m. Pierre survived the initial landing, but on the morning of June 7, Robinson’s battalion received orders to patrol the area near Louvières. They faced heavy opposition and Pierre was killed by a rifleman as he was walking around a corner, somewhere between Vacqueville and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Pierre made the ultimate sacrifice on June 7, 1944 in Normandy, France. His parents, though proud of their son, would be devastated by his death. Three years later, in December of 1947, Blanche would die of what John considered to be a broken heart.

Though John never truly recovered from the death of his son and certainly never forgot the life he had spent with him, he once reflected on his relationship with Pierre, "I couldn't have had a better son, if I had one of my own."



Pierre Louis Robinson standing outside his home in Meadville on leave, January 11, 1942.

Courtesy of Rebecca Anthony

Pierre Robinson and a puppy, Daisy Mae, on an unknown military training base, September 24, 1942.

Courtesy of Rebecca Anthony



Pierre Robinson standing with his adoptive father, John, May 1, 1941. Courtesy of Rebecca Anthony

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Pierre Marie JUBAULT


AGE31 yo



Le jeune Pierre avec son père, Pierre et sa mère, Blanche, v. 1915.

Gracieuseté de Rebecca Anthony

DATE OF BIRTH2 juin 1885 - Betton (35)
STATEPays de Loire

Marié à : Blanche Aimée Augustine DELALANDE

Fils : Pierre L

Parents : Philomène BARBE &  Pierre Marie JUBAULT

 DATE OF DEATH5 July 1916
 PLACE OF DEATHLaudrecourt-Lempire

241e Régiment d'Infantrie

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WARFirst World War

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3 Feb 1941  Days of Combat/Jour de Combat  242
   Casualties/Victimes 20 620

Entered Combat/Entré au combat

6 Jun1944 D-Day  

Commanding Generals/Commandants généraux

Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord (Feb 41 - Jan 42)
Maj. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow (Feb 42 - Jul 43)
Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt (Jul 43 - inactivation)


Normandy (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Northern France (25 Jul 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
Central Europe (22 Mar 45 - 11 May 45)



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The 29th Infantry Division trained in Scotland and England for the crosschannel invasion, October 1942-June 1944. Teamed with the 1st Division, a regiment of the 29th (116th Infantry) was in the first assault wave to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-day, 6 June 1944. Landing on Omaha Beach on the same day in the face of intense enemy fire, the Division soon secured the bluff tops and occupied Isigny, 9 June. The Division cut across the Elle River and advanced slowly toward St. Lo, fighting bitterly in the Normandy hedge rows. After taking St. Lo, 18 July 1944, the Division joined in the battle for Vire, capturing that strongly held city, 7 August. Turning west, the 29th took part in the assault on Brest, 25 August-18 September 1944. After a short rest, the Division moved to defensive positions along the Teveren-Geilenkirchen line in Germany and maintained those positions through October. (In mid-October the 116th Infantry took part in the fighting at the Aachen Gap.) On 16 November the Division began its drive to the Roer, blasting its way through Siersdorf, Setterich, Durboslar, and Bettendorf, and reaching the Roer by the end of the month. Heavy fighting reduced Julich Sportplatz and the Hasenfeld Gut, 8 December. From 8 December 1944 to 23 February 1945, the Division held defensive positions along the Roer and prepared for the offensive. The attack jumped off across the Roer, 23 February, and carried the Division through Julich, Broich, Immerath, and Titz, to Munchen-Gladbach, 1 March 1945. The Division was out of combat in March. In early April the 116th Infantry helped mop up in the Ruhr area. On 19 April 1945 the Division pushed to the Elbe and held defensive positions until 4 May. Meanwhile, the 175th Infantry cleared the Klotze Forest. After VE-day, the Division was on military government duty in the Bremen enclave.


La 29th Infantry Division s'entraîna en Ecosse et en Angleterre pour l'invasion crosschannel, d'octobre 1942 à juin 1944. En équipe avec la 1st Division, un régiment du 29th (116th Infantry) se trouvait dans la première vague d'assaut pour frapper les plages de Normandie. Le 6 juin 1944, débarquant à Omaha Beach, le même jour, face à un feu nourri de l'ennemi, la division s'empara bientôt des falaises et occupa Isigny, le 9 juin. La Division traversa la rivière Elle et s'avança lentement vers Saint-Lô, se battant amèrement dans les rangées de haies de Normandie. Après avoir pris St. Lo, le 18 juillet 1944, la division se joignit à la bataille de Vire pour s'emparer de cette ville fortement occupée, le 7 août. Tournant vers l'ouest, le 29 a pris part à l'assaut sur Brest, 25 août-18 septembre 1944. Après un court repos, la division a déménagé à des positions défensives le long de la ligne Teveren-Geilenkirchen en Allemagne et a maintenu ces positions jusqu'en octobre. (À la mi-octobre, le 116e régiment d'infanterie prit part aux combats à Aix-la-Chapelle.) Le 16 novembre, la division commença sa route vers la Roer, traversant Siersdorf, Setterich, Durboslar et Bettendorf, et atteignant la Roer par la fin du mois. Les combats intenses ont réduit Julich Sportplatz et le Hasenfeld Gut, le 8 décembre. Du 8 décembre 1944 au 23 février 1945, la division occupe des positions défensives le long de la Roer et se prépare à l'offensive. L'attaque a sauté à travers le Roer, le 23 février, et a porté la Division par l'intermédiaire de Julich, Broich, Immerath, et Titz, à Munchen-Gladbach, le 1er mars 1945. La Division était hors combat en mars. Au début du mois d'avril, le 116th Infantry a aidé à nettoyer la région de la Ruhr. Le 19 avril 1945, la division pousse vers l'Elbe et occupe des positions défensives jusqu'au 4 mai. Pendant ce temps, le 175th Infantry a dégagé la forêt de Klotze. Après le jour de la victoire, la division était en service militaire dans l'enclave de Brême.
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