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Louis T Aiello


Shot down 13 September 1944 in B-17 #4338225. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38225

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Dow Fd 5/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG [Q4-K] Debach 7/8/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 13/9/44 with Don Vandertill, Co-pilot: Abe Galfunt, Navigator: Fred Barish, Bombardier: Ed Colvin, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born Galveston, Texas, USA


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8865 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / True,