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Robert I Bromschwig

Military

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.
End of War (EOW).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Louis County, MN, USA 1925

Son of Irvin and Dorothy Bromschwig.

Lived in Sangamon County, IL, USA 1941
Enlisted Peoria, IL, USA 2 December 1942
Based Wattisham 28 October 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 11 Roman Rd, Ipswich IP7 7RA, UK 28 December 1944

Landing Accident Cat 3 damage Wattisham/Sta 377 2Lt Robert I Bromschwig, 28-Dec-44.

P-51D10 44-14426 - 434FS 479FG 8AF.

End of War Europe May 1945

End of War.

Lived in Hennepin County, MN, USA 1950

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2017 08:57:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Unit roster in THE 479th FIGHTER GROUP Ref D790.G479

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 11:36:24 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bromschwig&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84476332_robert_i%20bromschwig/details/
http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/100977/?fullname=margaret-(copp)-bromschwig
https://www.fold3.com/image/173741630/?terms=Robert%20Bromschwig
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Bromschwig%2C+Rob...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=152557238

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 11:30:57 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bromschwig&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84476332_robert_i%20bromschwig/details/
http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/100977/?fullname=margaret-(copp)-bromschwig
https://www.fold3.com/image/173741630/?terms=Robert%20Bromschwig
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=152557238

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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