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Charles Peter Cappellino

Military

Service

People

  • Virgil Deckard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Lennox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Waddell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102455 'Lucky Lady' 'Screaming Eagle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gt Falls 6/3/44; Cheyenne 4/4/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 8/5/44 LUCKY LADY; with H.E. Hansen force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Bel 6/2/45; with G.T. Purdy force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey,...

  • 42-106993

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P/W] Horham 13/3/44; with J. M. Bastion; Co-pilot Frank Puckett Barbour; force landed France 22/6/44; with J.E. Hamilton force landed RAF Bentwaters, Sfk 6/10/44;121m...

  • 42-31887 'Big Casino'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 15/2/44; 336BS [ET-K], transferred 335BS [OE-F] 21/10/44; 103m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45 with Carlyle Schaad, Co-pilot: Theo Flora, Navigator: John Keeney,...

  • 42-97334

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 4/4/44; on 24/5/44 with Frank Cobb, Co-pilot: John Waddell, Navigator: Lloyd Krueger, Bombardier: Walt Weakland, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim...

  • 42-97393

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Billings 2/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; no ops, transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; on non op cross country flight 28/7/44 with Merle Ehorn, Co-pilot: Paul Mitchell, Navigator:...

  • 43-38317 'Flak Evader'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 43-38469

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-U] Horham 5/9/44; with T.C. Gibson force landed A-81 airfield on continent 20/5/45; 82m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6...

  • 44-6583 Cadet Nurse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 13/10/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with R. Lee Young, #2 feathered, crash landed near A-78 AF Florennes, Bel; 9RTD; 39m, sal 28/2/45. CADET NURSE.

Missions

  • 511

    2 August 1944

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 529

    7 August 1944

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 575

    26 August 1944

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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 Fredonia, NY 14 July 1920
95th BG Combat Tour Horham 2 August 1944 – 4 March 1945
Died Bennington, VT 7 May 2008

Charles Cappellino, 87, died Wednesday, May 7 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. He resided on Griffin Avenue in Hoosick Falls. Born July 14, 1920 in Fredonia, N.Y., son of Peter and Leona Giodonia Cappellino, he graduated from Brocton High School, Brocton, N.Y. and later graduated from Aviation Ground School in Elmira, N.Y. He then went to work at Curtis Wright in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp where he became a flight engineer on a B-17 of the 8th Air Force 95th Bomb Group. Charles completed 35 combat missions in the European theater of World War II. He married his wife Jane in 1945. He acquired a Chemical Engineering degree from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. After graduation he took a position at International Paper in Niagara Falls, N.Y. as a chemist for the former Wood Flong Company. During his 32 years of service he became Technical Director and Vice President of Operations. He held two patents which greatly contributed to the success of the Company. Charles retired in 1982. He was the loving husband of the late Jane Cappellino, and loving father of daughter, Linda Witham of Medfield, Mass. Besides his daughter, he leaves two sisters, Lucy Castilone of San Bernardino, Calif. and Phyllis Lankford of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

Buried Hoosick Falls, NY 11 May 2008

Maple Grove New Cemetery
Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA

Lived in Buffalo, NY February 19842

21 Crowley Avenue

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2020 02:14:48 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=573037
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/1002
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44028_03_00...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198581159/charles-cappellino

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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