FIRST LIEUTENANT PETER ROBERT FROELICHER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

September 18, 1919 (Zurich, Switzerland) – February 8, 1943; 23 years old; unmarried
Last local address: Valley Drive, Wilson Point, Rowayton
Enlisted December 16, 1941
Service number: O-791686
310TH BOMBER GROUP (MEDIUM), 381ST BOMBER SQUADRON
MIA

He was awarded the Air Medal (twice) and the Purple Heart Medal.

B-25C #41-13084 “Dis’n Did’t”took off with a crew of 6, along with other B-25’s, and they attacked a German Airdrome located at Gabes, Tunisia. Four of the B-25’s, including Lt Froelicher’s, were reportedly shot down by ground anti-aircraft fire. The entire crew was lost.

Pilot, 1Lt Walter P. Crump
Co-Pilot, 1Lt Peter R. Froelicher
Navigator Frederick C. Gollnitz
Bombardier 2Lt Francis E. Wilson
Radio-Gunner Private James A. Ough
Gunner Sergeant Richard L. Neff

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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