Phillip V Rokosa

Military

Object Number - UPL 30702 - Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Photo from "The Mighty Men of the 381st: Heroes All' by Dr. James Good Brown.

Bombardier, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. All the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt then they were separated. Earlier shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29735 'Our Mom'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736850
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33199296
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-434855
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-680243
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32470317
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rum Boogie
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bobby T
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron 534th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1943-10-08 Stalag Luft I

Revisions

Date27 Nov 2017 04:22:59
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date27 Nov 2017 03:57:20
ContributorARowe95
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ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1398 / MACR 1398, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 242, 310 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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