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Rudolph Palumbo

Military

Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107020. Killed in Action (KIA).

PH
42-107020
B-17 FLYING FORTRESS
Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 11/3/44; transferred 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Edwin Wright, Co-pilot: Capt George Hughes, Navigator: Wray Hylton, Bombardier: Nick Dekoning, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Williams, Radio Operator: Rudolph Palumbo, Waist gunner: Bernie McDonald, Waist gunner: Clarry Brown,Tail gunner: Bill McQuoid (9 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Bob Johnston (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft badly damaged ship, two engines KOd, crashed Reinachmuhle near Ailingen, three miles N of Friedrichshafen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4773.

Service

People

  • William McQuoid

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107020, Killed in Action (KIA). PH ...

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107020 Flak Happy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 11/3/44; transferred 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Edwin Wright, Co-pilot: Capt George Hughes, Navigator: Wray Hylton,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 May 1944
Died 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 17:23:59 ElaineBalsley Changes to biography
Sources

Served w/SSgt William James McQuoid, Jr. See his page.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4773 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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