John Henry Roth

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1st Air Division Archives, Roth family photos

Object Number - UPL 20046

"John Henry Roth, Sr., a 67 year resident of Langhorne, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2015 at his home. He was 94 years young.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Elizabeth K. (Hart) Roth. John graduated from Northeast High School for Boys, Philadelphia in 1939, studied at Drexel University, until WWII cut short his time to fully complete his studies and earn a degree in Engineering. He was a veteran of World War II, having served 1943 to 1945 in the European

Theater of Operations with the 8th Army Air Corp, 1st Air Division, Headquarters Squadron, as a Reconnaissance Analyst, stationed at Brampton Grange, England.


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Danish civillians inspect the wreckage of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-107082) of the 379th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'St Heddinge 13th May 1944 at 18:30 Hrs. 8th AAF, 1st Air Division, 41st Combat Wing, 379th Bombardment Group, Squadron?.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation
Brigadier-General Frank Alton Armstrong Jr. during a visit to the 305th Bomb Group Official caption on image: "(GPR-83-9305) (18-6-43) (Brig. Gen. Armstrong..."
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



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1st Air Division Archives (Roth Family photos)

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