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18.01.1945. 352nd FS 353rd FS 8th U.S.A.A.F. P-51D 44-15587. 1Lt Rosatone. Location: Last seen at 1345 hrs. In the vicinity, South of Brussels, Belgium.
Mission: Escort Mission to Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Date: 18 January 1945.

Unit: 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, 8
th U.S.A.A.F.

Type: Mustang P-51D.

Serial No. 44-15587. (“STASIA II”)

Coded: SX-U

Location: Last seen at 1345 hrs. In the vicinity, South of Brussels, Belgium.

Pilot: 1Lt Anthony R Rosatone. O-710833. U.S.A.A.F. (Missing)

REASON FOR LOSS:

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The aircraft that Anthony was tragically lost in, P-51D 44-15587 “Stasia II” Named for his girlfriend.
Took-off from Raydon in support of 114 B-17’s of the 3
rd Air Division. Bad weather limited operations and only the 4th Combat Wing (Less the 447th BG) attacked rail targets, using H2X. Due to extreme bad weather the Groups returned early. Capt. Wilton W Johnson, Anthony’s Wing Leader made the following report.

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(Left ) 1Lt Anthony R Rosatone. (Right) Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.


Burial Details:

None. Missing In Action.

1Lt Anthony R Rosatone. O-710833.

Memorialized on Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.

Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England.

(Awards) Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart.

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No crash site was ever found and Anthony and is aircraft are still believed to lay undiscovered somewhere in the dense Ardennes Forest.

Page research and construction by David King.

Assigned to Capt. Anthony R. Rosatone (O-710833), who named it after his girlfriend. He was shot down by flak in this aircraft on January 18,1945 while on a volunteer mission over the Bulge. No crash site was ever found and Rosatone is still listed as MIA (Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery).

MACR 11865
44-15388 P-51D 352 SX-U Rosatone Capt. Anthony R Stasia a/c named for girlfriend. Lost 27 Nov 44 - Lt. James F Cross KIA

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