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Robert Rosenthal

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Mentioned in "Eighth Air Force", by Donald L. Miller and in the book “A Wing and A Prayer” by Harry H. Crosby.
Squadron Commander of the 418th BS and then the 350th BS.

Service

People

  • Clarence Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer | 100th Bomb Group
    Mentioned on page 199 in the book "Flying Fortress" by Edward Jablonski.

  • Clifford Milburn

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    GROUP BOMBARDIER. CPT

  • Robert Stropp

    Military | Colonel | Navigator, Radar, Radar Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW). ...

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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

  • 42-31504 "ROSIE'S RIVETERS"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Romulus 5/12/43; Presque Is 8/12/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG (LN-Q) Thorpe Abbotts 16/12/43; transferred 418BS [LD-E]; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Alex Kinder, Co-pilot: Theo Schmuck, Navigator: Dale...

  • 42-31758

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Billings 17/12/43; Gr Island 27/12/43; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-F] Thurleigh 3/3/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 with Capt John Stoltz, Co-pilot: Bill Rutherford, Navigator: Allen Ballard,...

  • 42-6087 Royal Flush, Harper's Ferry, Aske's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 18/7/43; Cheyenne 19/7/43. ...

  • 42-97770 'TERRIBLE TERMITE'

    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...

  • 8th Air Force 252

    8 March 1944
    The VKF ballbearing factory at Berlin/Erkner is the primary target for 623 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. Fighter opposition and anti-aircraft fire are intense. There are so many formation attacking that some divert to other...

  • 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
Enlisted 8 December 1941
CO of 350th BS May 1944 – 10 September 1944
CO of 418th BS 3 February 1945
Died Rye, NY, USA 20 April 2007

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2021 22:34:31 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
Sources

Added an association to the 8th AF Mission #252 for 8 Mar 1944 per info in the “Blood and Fears” by Kevin Wilson on page 97.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2021 22:30:49 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added an association to the 100th BG listed in the A/C #42-31504 description section.

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2020 18:32:07 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a note about the book “A Wing and A Prayer” and Commander of 418 & 350 BS to the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2020 20:09:23 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added Enlisted event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 19390320.

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2020 20:02:14 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added events per info at 100th BG website.
Source: https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=4475&...

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2020 18:46:08 jmoore43 Changes to middlename
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Moved his middle name to he nickname field.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 13:49:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

"Eighth Air Force", By Donald L. Miller.

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