Wednesday, February 7, 2018
"The Mighty Eighth" "Rosie's Crew"-- Part 1: Volunteered the Day After Pearl Harbor
From the Paralyzed Veterans of America February 2018 calendar.
ROSIE'S CREW / THORPE ABBOTTS, 1943.
Painting of a bomber crew getting ready to take off.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthall (June 11, 1917-April 20, 2007) enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 8, 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In August 1943, he joined the 418th Squadron of the 100th Bombardment Group (BG), stationed at Thorpe Abbotts, East Anglia, England, as a pilot and aircraft commander of the B-17, Rosie's Riveters.
A Very Patriotic Fellow. --GreGen