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Newsday Nov. 12, 2006

Veterans from Long Island and Queens share their memories and photos

Benjamin Rosman
Age: 83
Hometown: Old Bethpage

When and where I served: Became a P47 Thunderbolt pilot Jan '43; Italy, France, Germany

I remember ... of the 112 missions I flew was to destroy trains and rails. In a flight of four planes we found a large train. When we dived bombed the train it blew up and almost blew the four planes out of the sky. Each P47 received heavy damage. But for the strength of the planes we all managed to get back home to Piza, Italy. In November, 1945, we all received a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Dedicated to our Dad.. Lt. Benjamin Rosman
All our love, Debbie & David Rosman

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