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Robert E Orlosky

Military

Sgt. Orlosky was crew chief for "Milk Wagon" (43-37756), a B-17 with the 708th squadron, 447th Bomb Group. Milk Wagon completed 129 missions and had the highest number of consecutive missions without an abort for mechanical reason in the 3rd Air Division of the 8th Air Force.

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37756 Milk Wagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 8/6/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 9/6/44; completed 129 missions with no abort; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brockway, PA 15824, USA 1921
Buried DuBois, PA 15801, USA April 1974

Saint Catherines Cemetery
Du Bois
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 0418, Grave 4
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Died 3 April 1974

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2017 22:05:48 timothymotz Changes to events
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2017 21:39:16 timothymotz Changes to media associations
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2017 21:30:19 timothymotz Changes to media associations
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2017 21:28:13 timothymotz Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster, Enlisted Men, as of 01 August 1945

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