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Stanley George Rotkewicz

Military

Instructor 42X class at Randolph Field, TX. Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 67 x combat missions.

Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • James McNeil

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. member of Rotkewicz crew.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31746 'Lorraine II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted by 1Lt Stanley George Rotkewicz.

  • 41-18099 'Lorraine'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a power station in Harlem, Holland. Ditched in English channel after being shot up by fighters off enemy coast. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 16165.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bergen County, NJ, USA 22 February 1918
Lived in New Jersey, USA 1941
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 16 July 1941
Flight instructor Randolph AFB, TX 78148, USA 1942

Flight instructor 42X class at Randolph Field, TX.

Graduated advanced flight training 2318-2326 Andrews Ave, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA 6 February 1942

Graduated advanced flight training
Kelly Field
TX, USA.

Based Andrews Field March 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Promotion Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 24 June 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Died New York, NY, USA 11 August 1977
Buried 23 October 2013

Interred
Arlington National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 19:26:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83509518_stanley_g%20rotkewicz/details/
https://www.ancestry.com.au/boards/topics.Military.wwii.general/4144/mb....
https://www.fold3.com/page/83509518_stanley_g%20rotkewicz/details/
http://www.b26.com/marauderman/stanley_george_rotkewicz.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119361314

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