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John L Ferra

Military

John Ferra was the one time crew chief of Captain Don Gentile for which he is most famous for. After Gentile was sent home, Ferra took care of 4 other kites until he was sent home in September 1945.

Service

People

  • Dominic Gentile

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Don Gentile was born on December 6, 1920, to Italian parents in Piqua, Ohio. As a boy, he had always been fascinated with flying and built, as his mother remembered, hundreds of model airplanes. Don used to say to his mother, “I hope someday I'll be...

  • Richard Mansfield

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Assistant Crew chief
    Dick Mansfield was the one-time assistant crew chief to Don Gentile for which he is most known for. Dick's hometown was Longmeadow, Massachusetts. After Gentile was sent home Mansfield took care of 3 other aircraft before being sent home in September...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Phoenix, AZ, USA 5 October 1910
Died Casa Grande, AZ, USA 15 January 1999

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 22:01:43 WD-C Mustang Changes to role, biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_fe...

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 16:59:07 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_gr...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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