Monday, February 12, 2018
"The Mighty Eighth"-- Rosie's Crew-- Part 4: At the Nurenburg Trials
After returning to England, Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal attempted to return to flight operations but was turned down. Rosie had to quit flying after 52 missions.
After the war, Rosenthal served as as assistant U.S. prosecutor at the Nurenburg Trials where he interrogated Hermann Goring, a high-ranking Nazi official responsible for many wartime atrocities.
In total, Rosenthal received 16 American awards, including the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. he also received the the Distinguished Flying Cross from Great Britain and the Croix de Guerre from France.