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Albert Carl Santella

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 9 November 1920

Son of Carlo and Carmela M Santella.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 30 July 1942
Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Fredericktown, PA 28 June 2009
Buried Fredericktown Cemetery, Washington County, PA July 2009

Fredericktown Cemetery
Fredericktown,
Washington County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2019 11:37:47 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/image/545218368
https://www.fold3.com/record/93876189-albert-c-santella
https://www.fold3.com/record/86969845-albert-c-santella
https://www.fold3.com/image/141231022?rec=141231065
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158189646/albert-c_-santella

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-rs.html#R

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