This Day in Jewish History 1945: Brooklyn Boy Leads Allied Bombing of Berlin

As head of the 3rd Division, Lt. Robert Rosenthal commands force of more than 1,000 B-17 bombers in strike aimed at Nazi surrender

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On February 3, 1945, Lt. Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal led a force of more than 1,000 Allied bombers on a mission over Berlin, part of an attack meant to push the Third Reich closer to surrender in World War II.