Richard Delno Oberlin

Military

Object Number - UPL 39704 - Sam Peak crew. Photo taken spring 1944 at Alexandria Air Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. Front Row L to R: Samuel L. Peak, Victor R. Romasco, Thomas...

Shot down by flak and crashed near Epagne-Epagnette on 6/22/44 in B-17 'Spare Charlie' #42-97084, Prisoner of War (POW).

Petroski, R. Crew

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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-676081
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741356
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-398074
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation. B-17s (GD-H, serial number 42-97064) and (GD-K, serial number 42-97076) nicknamed "Dee Marie" are visible in the foreground. Image via George J Letzer. Printed caption on reverse: 'Boeing B-17G-40-BO.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spare Charlie
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

West Unity, Ohio, USA 1924-06-20

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

France 1944-06-22 - 1945-05-02 Captured near Abbeville, France, on 22 June 1944. Held at Stalag Luft IVB. Liberated by the English on 2 May near Gudow, Germany.

Died

West Unity, Ohio 2012-12-31

Revisions

Date22 Feb 2021 22:29:18
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date23 Jun 2020 19:15:26
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Update to biography

Date19 Jun 2020 21:29:36
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Update to name and dates

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:29
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5918 / MACR 5918, www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx">www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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