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Armand John Ramacitti Jr

Military

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • John Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Theodore Chronopolis

    Military | Captain | Bombardier; Nose Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning from Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Sole survivor from A/C. WIA / RTD. MACR 6984 ...

  • William Hager

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Paul Haynes

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Warren Oaks

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Richard Ritter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2nd mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

  • Cecil Tognazzini

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984. Cecil's body was never...

  • Donald Watson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Due to extensive Flak damage, A/C collided with 42-97942 and crashed at Allhallows-On-Sea, Kent. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984 Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30768

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/43; Geiger 5/8/43; Omaha 8/8/43; Kearney 10/8/43; with Armand Ramacitti crashed Sioux City Fd 4/3/44; Written off 6/3/44.

  • 44-6133

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-Y] Kimbolton 8/6/44; on return from mission 19/6/44 with Armand Ramcitti, Co-pilot: Bill Hager, Navigator: Don Watson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil Tognazzini...

Missions

  • 423

    19 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. Nine hour mission. Shortly after retiring we were called again but mission was called off at briefing room.

  • 424

    19 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Allhallows

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oak Park, Illinois 16 April 1916

Son of Armand John Snr and Lillian A [Perlick] Ramacitti.

Enlisted Chicago, IL 13 November 1941

Chicago, Illinois

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 19 June 1944

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Thames Estuary 19 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Zudausques mission in B-17 44-6133; Mid air collision Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6984

Buried 1946

Cambridge American Cemetery
Plot C Row 3 Grave 30

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2019 02:45:51 madmitch56 Changes to biography
Sources

Mitch Peeke.

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2019 20:57:59 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/91773874?rec=91773910
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763095?rec=299358671
https://www.fold3.com/record/84361633-armand-j-ramacitti
https://www.fold3.com/record/529902998-armand-j-ramacitti
https://www.fold3.com/image/28680891?terms=Armand%20J%20Ramacitti
https://www.abmc.gov/node/542286
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56293568/armand-john-Vicky

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2019 11:40:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/91773874?rec=91773910
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763095?rec=299358671
https://www.fold3.com/record/84361633-armand-j-ramacitti
https://www.fold3.com/record/529902998-armand-j-ramacitti
https://www.fold3.com/image/28680891?terms=Armand%20J%20Ramacitti
https://www.abmc.gov/node/542286
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56293568/armand-john-Vicky Hughes

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2017 17:10:03 Lucy May Changes to service number, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/542286#.WLb_1U1vj3g

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / see page 394 in Losses of the 8th & 0th

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