Robert W. Sternfels, Major, USAF, WWII, DFC, 10 Air Medals, Italy, Ploesti Air Raids

Name: Robert W. Sternfels

Rank: Major

Branch of Service: U. S. Air Force

Unit: 98 th 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 ofGermany

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