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Robert Frank Petroski


Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC 42-97084



  • William Buchanan

    Military | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Petroski, R. Crew

  • Robert Dirham

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • James Farina

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • Lee Gibson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Petroski crew. Mission #51 to the submarine pens at Bremen, Germany. Died of annoxia on B17 42-37754 'Who Dat Ding Bat'. 20-Dec-43. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Robert Glancy

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • James Henry

    Military | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    December 1943 - September 1944

  • John Lundberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC #4297084

  • John Mikulik

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    October 1943 - July 1944

  • Allen Osterberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC #4297084 Petroski, R. Crew Peak, S. Crew

  • Samuel Peak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in B-17 42-97084. PH

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97084 Spare Charlie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 6/4/44; Missing in Action Tingry-Abbeville 22/6/44 with Sam Peak, Co-pilot: Bob Petroski, Navigator: John Lundberg, Bombardier: Allen Osterberg,...


Event Location Date
Born Detroit, Michigan 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) Abbeville, France 22 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
15 August 2019 21:38:06 camillemnoel Changes to role, events and person associations

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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 5918, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5918 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database