Froeschle, Rudolph Phillip

Individual Personnel Data
Name Froeschle, Rudolph Phillip, "Rudy"   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-680626    
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #68 dated 11 August 1943
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 6 September 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
Additional Information
Froeschle: 'I was BRIEFLY a member of the 384th BG 544th Squadron. I flew as copilot for James McMahon. We were shot down on the Stuttgart raid on Sept. 6th, 1943. I was a POW in Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft III and Stalag VII-A. We were liberated on May 26, 1945.'
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 773 (14.589 MB)
Memories of the 'Greatest Generation': A B-17 Lands in Hazen
2009 Oral History Interview




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. McMahon, James JosephPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Froeschle, Rudolph Phillip, "Rudy"Co-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Shackelford, Lesta EugeneNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Dinndorf, Arthur RobertBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Carr, Marcus ErnestRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Stahlhut, Robert FredEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Tripp, John HarleyBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Kemp, George JamesTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Jessup, Schley HowardFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Savage, James EarlFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
18 27 August 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Watten, France
Co-pilot 42‑5051 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
20 3 September 1943 Target: Air Park and Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Romilly-sur-Seine, France
Co-pilot 42‑3041 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑3041 Combat Mission Credit
Out of fuel; crashed near Metz, France.
Sortie Report

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