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Albert J Pizzica

Military

Albert Pizzica served as a gunner with the 753rd Bomb Squadron of the 458th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Horsham St Faith, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40277 'Miss Used'

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft flew 64 missions with 458th and was one of the 10 original AZON/Aphrodite project** control planes. Served as 'Mother Ship' to B-17F 41-24639 'Careful Virgin' on mission to bomb Mimoyecques, France. 4-8-44. ...

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1920
Enlisted Allentown, PA, USA 18 September 1942
Died 1982
Buried Norristown, PA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2018 10:24:39 Lucy May Changes to surname, service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177776846/albert-j.-pizzica#

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

458bg.com & http://www.458bg.com/crewaz05matze.htm / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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