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Maurice Anthony Cristadoro Jr

Military

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Credited 1 x kill [Fw190]. Discharged USAAF.

Awards: LOM (OLC), AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, AF Commendation, UN and Korea medal.

Post War: 'Mr. Atlas' - achievements almost too long to list...

Biography: - http://www.militarybios.com/biography/BrigadierGeneralMauriceACristadoro...
http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/107319/brigadier-...

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-28816

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 356FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crash-landed 18 Oct 44 - Lt Maurice A Cristadoro

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

  • Walcot Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Bought by the Dearden family in 1891, during the Second World War the Hall was used as an RAF operations room remote from conjoined RAF Wittering and RAF Collyweston. From December 1943 the 67th Fighter Wing took over, using the Hall as a command and...

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Orleans, LA, USA 8 February 1920

Son of Maurice Anthony and Camille Cecille [Degelos] Cristadoro.

Based Martlesham Heath October 1944 – 5 January 1945

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Woodbridge, UK 18 October 1944

Landing Accident Woodbridge Bomber Strip Cat 5 damage Maj Maurice A Cristadoro Jr, 18-Oct-44.

P-47D 42-28816 - 361FS 356FG 8AF

Crashed Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 24 October 1944

Landing Accident Martlesham Heath/Sta 369 Cat 5 damage Maj Maurice A Cristadoro Jr, 24-Oct-44.

P-47D 42-8510 - 353FG 8AF

Based Walcot Hall 5 January 1945 – 5 February 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF.

Based Kings Cliffe 5 February 1945 – 4 April 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A destroyed Göttingen, Germany 25 February 1945

Fw190 destroyed NE of Gottingen 25-Feb-45. Flying P-51D coded KI-H_.

Based Kings Cliffe 4 April 1945 – July 1945

Re-assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged (DIS) United States 17 October 1945

Honourable discharge 17-Oct-45.

Retired United States 1 February 1970
Died Pensacola, FL, USA 22 November 2008
Buried 1 Cemetery Rd, Pensacola, FL 32508, USA December 2008

Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola,
Escambia County, FL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2018 10:53:05 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/629385780-maurice-cristadoro-1920
https://www.fold3.com/record/92518891-maurice-anthony-cristadoro
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802129?terms=Maurice%20cristadoro
https://www.fold3.com/image/28829875
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
http://aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=cristadoro&Submit7=Go
https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/107319/brigadier...
http://www.militarybios.com/biography/BrigadierGeneralMauriceACristadoro...
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/390786
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31751722/maurice-anthony-cristadoro

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2018 20:18:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/629385780-maurice-cristadoro-1920
https://www.fold3.com/record/92518891-maurice-anthony-cristadoro
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802129?terms=Maurice%20cristadoro
https://www.fold3.com/image/28829875
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Cristadoro%2C+Mau...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31751722/maurice-anthony-cristadoro

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2018 20:14:01 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Cristadoro%2C+Mau...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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