Early Life

Robert Thomas Ainsworth was born on April 25, 1923. The names of Robert Ainsworth's parents are Robert A. Ainsworth and Dorothy Ainsworth.  He was raised at 217 Standard Ave. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before his enlistment into the war, he worked for five months as a sandblaster, which was a job using pressurized sand to remove rust. He specifically sandblasted heating units and frames, and would make 100 dollars a month working there. He was single, and his education consisted of 8 years of elementary school and 2 years of high school. When the war started on December 7, 1941, he was 18 years old. He would later join the Army on March 3, 1943 at age 19, and would pass away at his first mission, D-Day.

Section IV of Ainsworth's Physical Examination, with his fingerprints at the bottom of the page.

Pittsburgh newspaper announcing that Roosevelt will respond to Pearl Harbor later that day.

Letter to Ainsworth's childhood friend, Catherine Smith, about his death on June 7th.