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Milton L Rosas

Military

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down in B-24 41-28779 at Alt Kabelich. 20-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6533. Hit in head by flak whilst manning the waist gun position.

Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH(OLC).

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28779

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. This was a "pathfinder" aircraft equipped with Aps-15 radar. ...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in St Paul, Minnesota, USA 1941
Died Alt Käbelich, 17349 Lindetal, Germany 20 June 1944

Shot down in B-24 41-28779 at Alt Kabelich. 20-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6533. Hit in head by flak whilst manning the waist gun position.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2018 16:00:36 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Correction of B-24 nickname - Arthur Suppona Via Nate Bosley

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2016 22:43:38 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28991747
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Rosas&GSfn=Milton&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6533 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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