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Matthew J Scianameo

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Joseph Korstjens

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD ...

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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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. She was chosen to participate in the 28 May 1944 top secret "Grapefruit" mission to drop Americans first Glide bomb 20+ miles from the primary target of...

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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Astoria, OR 1919

Son of Charles Scianameo.

Enlisted Oregon, USA 1942
Pilot training San Marcos, TX October 1943

Wings and commissioned 2Lt.
San Marcos AAF, TX

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Westbury, NY 16 August 2000
Buried Cemetery of the Holy Rood Westbury, Nassau County, NY 20 August 2000

Cemetery of the Holy Rood
Westbury, Nassau County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2019 19:13:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48252918
https://www.fold3.com/image/32190832?terms=Matthew%20Scianameo
https://www.fold3.com/image/32190790?terms=Matthew%20Scianameo
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171634632/matthew-j_-scanameo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 162. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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