Robert B Leventhal

Military
Lieutenant Paul Bensel and his crew of the 388th Bomb Group stand with a bomb, personally addressed to Hitler, and their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5954) nicknamed "Mister Yank II" before the Regensburg Raid, August 1943. A B-17 nicknamed "Homesick Angel" is visible in the background. media-380292.jpg FRE 1487 Paul Bensel Crew
388th BG - 562nd BS

Standing Left to Right: Robert B. Leventhal (N), Paul P. Bensel (P), Phillip H. Pick (B), Glenn E. Kofoed (CP)

Kneeling Left to Right: Glinford E. Walls (LWG), Victor J. Stackniewicz (BTG), Leander A. Haschke (FE), Bonnie Skloss (WG), Kenneth R. Willis (R/O), James H. Cruchon (TG)


Lieutenant Paul Bensel and his crew of the 388th Bomb Group stand with a bomb, personally addressed to Hitler, and their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5954) nicknamed "Mister Yank II" before the Regensburg Raid, August 1943. A B-17 nicknamed "Homesick Angel" is visible in the background. Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 1487 - Paul Bensel Crew 388th BG - 562nd BS Standing Left to Right: Robert B. Leventhal (N), Paul P. Bensel (P), Phillip H. Pick (B), Glenn E. Kofoed...

Killed in Action (KIA) 16 September 1943



AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-523642
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5906) nicknamed "Sandra Kay". Printed caption on reverse: '61482 AC- Crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sandra Kay". England, 11 August 1943. Front row, left to right: T/Sgt Herman J Ball, Milwaukee, Wisc; S/Sgt George R Martin, New Albany, Ind; S/Sgt Joshua M Lewis, Cumberland, Md; S/Sgt Otto V Kloza, Milwaukee, Wisc; T/Sgt Paul D Gomis, Reading, Penn; S/Sgt Fran
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-794117
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Edward Wick and crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17026315 / O-737510
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Quarterback
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3289) nicknamed "Wolf Pack". A veteran's son has enclosed a letter with the print: '[Left to right standing:] Clayton Junkin, Bruno Miazgowicz, Rolland Allard, William Shawley, William Bemmie, Chris Ivanoff, [left to right kneeling:] Frank Boyer, Edward A Wick, Allan B Lemley, (?) Mack. This picture is of the original crew of "Wolf Pack" of the 562nd Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, the Mighty Eighth Air Force. Edward
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wolf Pack
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Paddlefoot
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5906) nicknamed "Sandra Kay". Printed caption on reverse: '61482 AC- Crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, beside the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Sandra Kay". England, 11 August 1943. Front row, left to right: T/Sgt Herman J Ball, Milwaukee, Wisc; S/Sgt George R Martin, New Albany, Ind; S/Sgt Joshua M Lewis, Cumberland, Md; S/Sgt Otto V Kloza, Milwaukee, Wisc; T/Sgt Paul D Gomis, Reading, Penn; S/Sgt Fran
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sondra Kay
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
Lieutenant Paul Bensel and his crew of the 388th Bomb Group stand with a bomb, personally addressed to Hitler, and their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5954) nicknamed "Mister Yank II" before the Regensburg Raid, August 1943. A B-17 nicknamed "Homesick Angel" is visible in the background.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mister Yank II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

ST. Louis, MO 10 November 1921

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall Airfield, UK 24 July 1943 - 16 September 1943

Died

Upper Cilgee Farm, Llanyre, Wales 16 September 1943 Leventhal was KIA when his a/c crashed in bad weather returning from the mission to Bordeaux

Buried/ Commemorated

19 September 1943 Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England Plot C Row 4 Grave 64

Enlisted

St. Louis, MO 6030 Cates

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ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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