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Silvio P DeZolt

Military

Crew B-17 42-102547 'Rose of York' [62 mission veteran], on return from 63rd bombing mission [ Berlin ], A/C hit by concentrated and accurate AA fire, last contact indicated one engine out and another trailing gasoline, failed to return FTR, posted MIA, crashed into North Sea.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 817

    3 February 1945

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in action North Sea 3 February 1945
Buried

Tablets of the missing, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2019 11:06:22 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 12283;
- 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 305,;
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/wardept/pfr / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2015 10:00:25 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSfn=Silvio&GSiman=1&GS...

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2015 22:38:55 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46714644/
http://usaafdata.com/?q=search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-102547

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12283 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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