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James Angelo Verinis

Military

Flew sixth mission as pilot on 'Memphis Belle,' and then was given his own crew and aircraft named 'The Connecticut Yankee.'

Service

People

  • Stuka Scottish Terrier

    Military | Other | Crews mascot / Morale Officer | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Scottish terrier, crew mascot belonging to Capt James A Verinis, flew on B-17's 'Memphis Belle' and 'Connecticut Yankee'. ...

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

Aircraft

  • 41-24485 Memphis Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-2970 'Connecticut Yankee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E/C] New Castle 13/10/42; Bassingbourn 23/11/42; involved in landing accident at base on 1/8/43 with Dave Gladhart; on return from Stuttgart 38m 6/9/43 with Bill Pegram, Co-pilot: Bill Martin, Navigator: Bob Cosgrove, Bombardier...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stamford, CT, USA 23 October 1916
Buried New Haven, CT, USA March 2003

Beaverdale Memorial Park

Died Jupiter, FL, USA 3 March 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2018 19:33:18 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, biography and events
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Added birth, death & burial data per Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 12391865.

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2016 12:15:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000;
- 8th AF News, September 1999

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2016 15:27:38 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, service number, role, biography, aircraft associations and media associations
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Duplicate

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 19:51:08 Whiskeypapa Changes to role
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personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 19:48:29 Whiskeypapa Changes to role, biography and events
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Personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 19:43:11 Whiskeypapa Changes to surname, middlename and firstname
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Personal knowledge

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2015 15:05:12 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
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Personal and biographical information taken from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90988190

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2015 15:02:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
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Personal and biographical information taken from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90988190

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2015 14:56:30 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
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Personal and biographical information taken from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90988190

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