Sternfels, Robert W.
Freedom Committee of Orange County
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