From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Robinson, Bessie

(born: August 3, 1901  -  died: August 3, 1989) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

February 17, 1943

Active Duty Exit

March 31, 1963

Exit Rank

Tech 4

Awards & Decorations

6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion


Bessie L. Robinson was divorced when she enlisted in the Army in New York City, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. Her record also indicates that she was born in Kentucky.

Bessie L. Robinson served in the WAC during World War II and the Korean War. Her name is listed among the women from Ohio who were with the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion [a US Army Women Foundation website]. She is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Sources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry. See also Bessie Lee Robinson at Find A Grave.

Outside Kentucky Place Name

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NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

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“Robinson, Bessie,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 24, 2024,

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