Capt. Robert A. Rosenburgh


(D. Bighia)

Capt. Robert A. Rosenburgh

38th FS - 06 December 1943 - 04 September 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38 "Piccadilly Rose"

Mission History

79 missions

Mission List

Not Known

Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born in Rome, NY on 09 September 1917
ASN -O-749068
06 December 1943 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
27 July 1944 - Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain
04 September 1944 - Ended Tour of Duty
28 October 2008 - Passed away in Framingham, MA
Awards
Memories Bob Rosenburgh's Obituary

Robert A. Rosenburgh, 91, of Framingham, Massachusetts, formerly of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at the Carlyle House in Framingham, MA. He was born on September 9, 1917, in Rome, the son of Chester and Margaret Avery Rosenburgh. He was a graduate of Rome Free Academy. On June 29, 1943, he was united in marriage to Helen Jacobus.
He was employed by Revere Copper and Brass Products for over forty-seven years.
Robert proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and the United States Air Force. He was drafted in April of 1941 and served in the infantry until after Pearl Harbor, when he was accepted into the Air Force. On June 22, 1943, he received his wings and 1st Lieutenant commission. From October of 1943 to September of 1944, he served with the 55th Fighter group stationed in Wormingford, England. Robert was in the first group of fighter planes to fly from England to Berlin. During his service, he flew in seventy-nine missions over enemy territory, flying P-38ís and P-51ís, and flew bomber cover in the Normandy Invasion, earning the Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and many other medals. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1977.
Mr. Rosenburgh served as the President of the Rome Common Council from 1968-1972. He was a member of the Zion Episcopal Church, where he was served on the Vestry and as an usher, the McConnellsville Golf Club, Teugega Country Club, and the 55th Fighter Group. Robert was the Treasurer of the Rome Home for many years.
Surviving besides his loving wife of sixty-five years, Helen; are a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jerome Janisko, of Holliston, MA; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Cameron Rosenburgh, of Westlake, OH; three grandsons, William Janisko and his wife, Patina, 1st Lt. Thomas Janisko, and his wife, Amanda, and Brian Rosenburgh; two great-grandsons, Dylan Janisko, and Avery Madore-Janisko; a sister, Theodora Gifford, of Rome, NY; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Getebehead, of Weaverville, NC, and Patricia Rosenburgh of Bedford, PA and one brother in law, Robert Griffin of Rome, NY, in addition to several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his siblings, Margaret, Caroline, Chester, Arthur, and Frederica; and a grandson, Matthew Janisko.

Additional Photograph (L-R) Bob Rosenburgh (38th FS) and Dave Hailey (338thFS) in the States (Charles Hailey)
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