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Robert Rosenthal

Military

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Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron
  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97770

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Denver 2/3/44; 1SAG Langley 2/6/44; Dow Fd 20/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG Horham (H2X) 1/7/44; battle damaged with 100BG Magdeburg (10m) 11/9/44 with Bill Terminello, crew unknown; 10m, sal 12/11/44. TERRIBLE TERMITE.

  • 44-8379

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 29/8/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned as PFF 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 12/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Capt John Ernst {Wounded in Action}, Art Jacobson, Lou Chappell, Stewart Gillison {Ex nav},...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 817

    3 February 1945

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA 11 June 1917
Died Rye, NY, USA 20 April 2007

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2018 23:55:38 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added birth and death infoper Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 19390320.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 05:26:24 jmchristel Changes to service number, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=4475&...

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 05:19:31 jmchristel Changes to awards
Sources

https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=4475&...

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 02:47:07 mpfaley Changes to role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 02:39:55 mpfaley Changes to media associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2014 02:29:24 mpfaley Changes to nickname, biography and awards
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.mcadams.org/fpdb/aux_units.asp

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