|Recent Address:||830 N. Atlantic Ave., B-1004, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931|
|Family Info:||Parents: R.P. and Maude; Wife: Margaret; Children: Steven, Mary, Calvin, Christine; Siblings: Roberta, Norman|
|Hometown:||Fall River, WI|
|Date Entered Service:||November 2, 1942|
|Location of Unit:||Tinian; Jun 1944|
|Missions Flown:||6 including POW flight and Power Display over Tokyo|
|Awards:||Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge|
|Service Schools:||Aviation Cadet Jan 1943-Mar 1944|
|MOS:||MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB|
|Rank Upon Discharge:||1st Lt|
|Crew Type:||Flight crew|
|Airplane Serial No.& Name:||44-70070 The 8 Ball (after assignment to 9th BG)|
|Where You a POW?:|
|Where You a Interned?:|
|Date Transferred from the 58th:||October, 1945|
|Date Discharged:||August 20, 1946|
|Post WWII Service:||
I was recalled to active duty on Sept. 3, 1951, for 19 months and released Feb. 28, 1953. I served the entire time at Randolph Field first being trained as a B-29 Aircraft Commander for Korean conflict. I was a ground school instructor for 12 months.
On May 14th 1946, Lt. Robison set a world record by carrying a 5,000 kilogram (5.5 tons) payload to an altitude of 13,793 meters (45,252 feet).
|Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):||I taught country school one year 1946-47 then attended college from 1947 until July 1951 receiving a BS and MS degree. I was a farmer in Wisconsin from 1953 until retiring in 1984.|
|Thoughts About the 58th:||
I was assigned to the 58th Bomb Wing in June 1945 until October 1945. I flew 6 missions over Japan landing twice on Iwo Jima. My first mission over the Takarazuka aircraft plant on July 24, 1945, resulted in 3 men injured, #3 & #4 engines feathered, 44 holes in airplane and landing at Iwo Jima with a totaled aircraft. The 58th Bomb Wing was a strong unit with the 468th BG a leader. Col. James Edmundson as C.O. and Major James Pattillo as Operations Officer gave great leadership.
I was assigned to the 9th BG in October 1945 and moved to Clark Field, Philippine Islands, when Tinian was closed.
|Comments:||Mr. Tobison passed away December 14, 2006 and is buried at Hillside Cemetery, Columbus, WI.|
|58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index|