Sternfels, Robert W.

Freedom Committee of Orange County

 

      

 

Name: Robert W. Sternfels

Rank: Major

Branch of Service: U. S. Air Force

Unit: 98th Bomb Group

Specialty: Pilot & Squadron Commander

Active Duty Dates: January 1943 to December 1945

Reserve Duty Dates: December 1945 to 1956

Armed Conflicts: WWII (50 Combat missions, 300 combat hours)

Theater of Operations: European (Middle East) Theater

Campaigns: Invasion of Italy. Low level bombing missions of oil refineries at Polesti, Romania. Bombing of Germany

Decorations & Awards: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/ 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation,

   American Theater Medal, European Theater Medal, WWII Victory Medal.

Speaking Subjects: the true story of the August 1, 1943 Bombing Mission to destroy the refineries at Polesti, Romania

 

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