My small wing collection
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Great shot and a great idea "dogfight"
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All the best,
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B: 28 Sep 1921
D: 26 Oct 2001
Drafted: 04 Jun 1942 Manchester, NH
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:40 AM
OBITUARY FOR RODESCHIN, Severin Henry
Severin Henry Rodeschin, 80, of North Charleston, a retired general foreman at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, died Friday in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Carolina Memorial Gardens. Born in New York City, he was the son of Robert SeverinPierce Rodeschin and Louise Goldman Rodeschin. Mr. Rodeschin was an Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. He began his military service serving as a Waistgunner on B17's, making 25 German raids based out of England. He was shot down/ditched in the English Channel. He returned to the U.S. Mainland in 1943 where he met and married his wife, Earline in 1944. They celebrated their 57th Anniversary last month and spent their retirement years cheerfully traveling the United States, many times accompanied by their grandchildren as they grew up. Mr. Rodeschin received the Purple Heart, The Bronze Star, The Distinguished Flying Cross and The Army Presidential Unit Citation on two occasions. He had a long work history in the automotive field working his way to Shop Foreman before leaving the private sector to work and retire as a General Foreman at the Charleston Naval Shipyard in 1977. He was a member of WBCCI-Airstream Club, The D.A.V. and TheAmerican Legion as well as The Family MotorCoach Association. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Earline Drake Rodeschin; daughters, Donna Rodeschin Filosa of Crofton, Maryland and Denise L. Barlock of Raleigh, NC; sisters, Ruth C. Rodeschin and Irene R. Parmenter both of Charleston, Katherine R. Miller of Northridge, California and Freida R. Bourne of Amherst, Ohio; brothers, William Rodeschin and Severin Henry Rodeschin both of Newport, NH; grandchildren, Devon L. Simmons of Charleston, Wendy Diane Ulatowski of Victor, NY, Stephanie L. Barlock and Michael C. Barlock of Raleigh, NC. He was predeceased in death by a daughter, Diane Louise Rodeschin. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Arrangements by CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC.
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You will find the information in these things to be excellent in some cases. They frequently include eye witness reports of what the other planes saw, interviews of the survivors, etc. In fact, a visit to the National Archives to review the paperwork of the different squadrons is really worth the effort. I did some research on a pilot who was shot down and interred in one of the Stalags. The MACR was very extensive and had all sorts of information from the surviving crew (some of who E&E) and the ones who were captured by the Germans and sent to the POW camp.
If you get even more ambitions, each mission flown by the squadron has all sorts of information in it, from a report by the lead pilot, navigator and bombardiers, to the weather, fighter and flak actions, etc.
But, start with the MACR. You can find people who will do a fair amount of research for you for a small fee.
Good luck and please let us know what you find.
Also, many of the 8th and 9th AAF squadrons have very active veteran and reunion groups on line. Check with them, they more than likely have a historian or similar person who will be of use.
to name a few.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:29 PM
Many thanks! I will let you know what I get.
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