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Joseph A Pappalardo

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  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

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    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

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  • Joseph Pappalardo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Date Contributor Update
31 October 2019 10:13:23 Michelbe Changes to unit associations
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Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2017 15:11:40 Lucy May Created entry with caption and person associations
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US Official photo shared on Findagrave by Michel Beckers. Copy of photo from Dick Henggeler 388th Bomb Group:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=107056779&PIpi=76...

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