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Robbins, Ina


Ina Louise Robbins (née Priest) was born in West Hartford, Vermont on September 16, 1918 or 1919. She received her nursing credentials from Keene Teachers College in New Hampshire and joined the United States Army Nurse Corps shortly afterward. After the Pearl Harbor attack, Robbins was deployed to Australia, where she met fighter pilot Jay T. Robbins. The two began a courtship and were secretly married while they were both serving overseas. After her service in Australia and New Guinea, Robbins returned to the U.S. and left the Army Nurse Corps. She passed away in 2003.

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American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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