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John C Rohrssen

Military

Flew first mission to Misburg, Germany on August 24, 1944 A/C was B-24J named 'Parsons Chariot' - Lost two engines over target and third on final approach landing at Attlebridge.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

People

  • Bradley Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Pilot

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bronx, New York 21 August 1924
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 24 August 1944 – 25 February 1945

31 combat missions, including 14 as part of a lead crew

Died Bellmore, NY, USA 12 January 2000
Buried Calverton, NY, USA 18 January 2000

Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: 24, 0, 1253

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2016 03:07:01 466thHistorian Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG HIstorian

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2016 03:05:26 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role and events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=rohrssen&GSfn=john...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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