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Rocco Poppa



Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron
  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania 1921
Enlisted Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania 2 September 1942

Residence: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Private, Branch Immaterial

Assigned Grafton Underwood 28 March 1944

Assigned from the 91st Bombardment Group to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), effective 28 March 1944 and then transferred to the 545th Bombardment Squadron on 30 March 1944 per 547th Bomb Squadron Morning report dated 1 April 1944.


Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 12:43:18 bombercommand Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations