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Ralph F Perillo

Military

Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, baled out Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6820/8339

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Crouchley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 485th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, held A/C stable to enable his crew to bale out, unable to escape himself. Killed in Action(KIA) MACR...

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 485th Bomb Group

    485th Bomb Group

    Group
    The wing was originally constituted as the 485th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and activated on 20 September 1943.[6] Its original squadrons were the newly activated 828th, 829th, and 830th Bombardment Squadrons, which were joined a few days later by the...

  • 829th Bomb Squadron

    829th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Activated as a B-24 Liberator squadron in late 1943. assigned to II Bomber Command for training in B-24 Liberators. Primarily trained in Nebraska and received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in March 1944. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-52701 Miss Yankee Rebel

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania 28-Jun-44; Attacked by E/A, starting fires in the #2 and #3 engines. 2Lt Crouchley then dove the A/C to put out the fires successfully. Crew continued to fight of attacks...

Associated Place

  • Venosa

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wakefield, MA 4 September 1922

Son of Nicola Frank and Mary Rose [Santoro] Perillo.

Enlisted Boston, MA 12 November 1942
Based Venosa 1944 – 28 June 1944

Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF.

Shot Down/Captured Plovdiv, Bulgaria 28 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, baled out POW MACR 6820/8339

Prisoner of War (POW) Shumen, Bulgaria 28 June 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Shumen, Bulgaria.

Discharged USAAF 22 August 1945

Honourable discharge

Died Wakefield, MA 4 November 1979
Buried Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield, MA 7 November 1979

Forest Glade Cemetery
Wakefield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

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