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Herbert Jack Rotfeld

Military

Shot down and kiled over Plauen Germany on 3/19/45 KIA. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run

Purple Heart, 4 Bronze Stars, 2 Air medals, olc

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  • Howard Brown

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Oct 1944. March 19, 1945, Glen Wallace wrote in his diary, "What a screwed-up mission! Briefed to hit Rhuland, but didn't. Made a run over it and caught pretty accurate flak. Then we made a run on a secondary and caught more. We also we

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-8704

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 17/12/44; Dow Fd 5/12/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 22/1/45; Missing in Action Jena Opt Wks 19/3/45 with Capt Francis Jones, Co-pilot: Dave Thomas, Bombardier: George Vandruff, Radio Operator: Herb Rotfeld,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 16 November 1922
Died Germany 19 March 1945

Killed In Action

Buried Griesheim/Main Mausoleum Germany

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 10:52:14 Emily Changes to biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Transferred information from duplicate record

MACR 13571 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Niece; MACR 13571; Snetterton Falcons, pg 187, 238, 245

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