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Robert H Addleman


Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew over 60 x combat missions for 270 hours, from April 1944 through November 1944. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Post war: Attended the Indiana University School of Medicine, graduating with an M.D. degree in 1950. In 1951-2, he re-entered the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon, based in Italy. He left the USAF in 1953 with the rank of Captain and returned to Indianapolis. He was active in various hospitals as an anaesthesiologist until his retirement in 1994.


Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Event Location Date
Born Indiana 28 January 1921
Enlisted Lafayette, IN, USA 26 May 1942

Lafayette, Indiana

Assigned Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk IP24, UK 29 April 1944 – 16 November 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk IP24, UK 29 June 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 16 November 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Brownsburg, IN 6 October 2004
Buried Brownsburg Cemetery, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, IN 9 October 2004

Brownsburg Cemetery
Hendricks County, Indiana


Date Contributor Update
27 November 2021 20:25:42 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 18:07:07 Janet Fogg Changes to media associations

359th Fighter Group Association

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 17:59:08 Janet Fogg Changes to biography

359th FG archives

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 17:55:43 Janet Fogg Changes to biography

359th Fighter Group archives

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2018 12:23:26 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography and events

NARA WWII Enlistment records
E-mails in 2004/5 with daughter Cristina.

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2016 12:20:08 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History