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Victor A La Bruno

Military

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97184 'Lady Godiva'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG [K] Knettishall 11/3/44; with Bob Scales, Co-pilot: Frank Spangenberg, Navigator: Delmar E Linder, Bombardier: Howard Rohman, Waist gunner: George W Whetstone (5RTD,...

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hudson County, NJ, USA 11 November 1921
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 11 August 1942
Discharged USAAF United States 5 September 1945

Honourably discharged.

Buried 64 Lake Ave, Colonia, NJ 07067, USA August 1974

Hazel Wood Cemetery
Rahway,
Union County, NJ

Died Union County, NJ, USA 6 August 1974

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2018 16:05:57 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/86288686-victor-a-la-bruno/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/206880526?terms=Victor%20La%20bruno
https://www.fold3.com/record/628681067-victor-labruno-1921
https://www.fold3.com/record/15976323-victor-labruno
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176443815/victor-a-la_bruno

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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