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Admin/Biog History Robert F. Rhyner was the son of C. E. Rhyner of rural Oshkosh. He was inducted into military service in April 1943. He trained as a waist gunner on B-17 "Flying Fortress" Bombers and was sent overseas September 1944 and assigned to the 8th Air Force in England. He had flown on several missions before he was reported as missing in action over Germany on November 2, 1944 and reported as a prisoner of war on December 16, 1944.
Classification Archives
Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Dates of Accumulation 1944
Abstract Telegram concerning Staff Sergeant Robert F. Rhyner, 8th Army Air Force, to his mother Esther B. Rhyner.

Western Union Telegram
Dec. 16, 1944
Mrs. Esther B. Rhyner

Report just received through the International Red Cross states that your son Staff Sergeant Robert F. Rhyner is a prisoner of war of the German Government letter of information follows from Provost Marshall General.
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG71.7.3
Object Name Telegram
People Rhyner, Robert F.
Subjects World War II
Letters
United States Army Air Force
Bombers
Prisoners of war
European Theater of Operations
Title Telegram
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