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Vincent Aiello

Military

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous II' 4-Mar-44; shot down by fighters after losing an engine and falling behind and crashed NE of Stendal, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2797

Awards: Air Medal (2OLC), PH (OLC).

Service

People

  • Frederick Bittner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after losing an engine and falling behind and crashed NE of Stendal, GR on a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/12/43; Gt Falls 20/12/43; Denver 22/12/43; Kearney 1/1/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-N] Horham 4/2/44; 10m, Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Melvin Dunham, Co-pilot: Bob Renner, Navigator: John Matthews, Bombardier: Everett Lund,...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bronx, NY 28 August 1923

Son of Vincenzo and Rosina Aiello.

Enlisted New York City, NY 24 September 1942

New York City, New York

Based Horham 1944 – 4 March 1944

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in Action NE of Stendal, Germany 4 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-17 42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous II' 4-Mar-44; shot down by fighters. KIA MACR 2797

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Liege, Belgium
Plot D Row 7 Grave 43

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 21:03:34 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356831/vincent-aiello

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 12:25:59 Roland Changes to biography
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Aiello Family

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12 September 2021 12:13:05 Roland Changes to awards
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Aiello Family

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12 September 2021 12:11:36 Roland Changes to events
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Aiello Family

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12 September 2021 11:51:55 Roland Changes to service number
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Aiello Family

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12 September 2021 11:49:36 Roland Changes to awards
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Aiello Family

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27 September 2014 18:26:29 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2797 / MACR 2797, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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