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ROBERT W. STERNFELS

Starboard (Right) Side - Walt Disney Character "Donald Duck" - Unique Mission Markers - "Donald" Toting Sand Bag
Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Robert W. Sternfels (Pilot - Standing Far Left) - Author of "Burning Hitler's Black Gold"

Note damage to fuselage (to Lt. Sternfel's right) from severed steel barrage balloon cable that slashed a gash through the thin aluminum skin. Tethered to the cable was a contact explosive bomb.

Standing (L-R)
Robert W. Sternfels - Pilot
?? - Co-Pilot (Barney Jackson not shown)
Tony Flesch - Navigator
David Polaschek - Bombardier
Bill Stout - Flight Engineer/Gunner
Kneeling (L-R)
Frank Just - Radio Operator/Gunner
Harry Rifkin - Waist Gunner
Norm Petrie - Tail Gunner
Merle Bolen - Waist Gunner
Ray Stewart - Ball Turret Gunner

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