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Dominic P Mainieri

Military

Dominic P Mainieri served as a bombardier with the 448th Bomb Group. He was part on one of the original crews of the group. The first aircraft he was assigned to was B-24 41-29191, which was piloted by Second Liuetenant Jack Parker

His family remember him with these words:
'Not only was he a veteran, but an amazing husband, father, uncle, brother, and son. He came out of abject poverty and secured a military career, University education, and had a successful marriage and family life.'

'He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia U.S. To Google him, find your site and his name brought us all to tears with pride and sadness that he is no longer here to enlighten our lives.'

Service

People

  • Jack Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Jack Parker served as a pilot with the 448th Bomb Group. He was part on one of the original crews of the group. The first aircraft he was assigned to was B-24 41-29191.

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29191 Hello Natural

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged in landing accident Seething, England 21 Jan 1944; damaged by flak over Berlin 6 March 1944 and landed in Sweden, crew interned. MACR 3548. Crew returned Jul - Sep 1944; aircraft returned to the US in 1945

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 4 March 1921
Died 27 May 1991
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2016 10:53:10 Lucy May Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Memories of Dominic Mainieri shared by Mary Johnston, who named her son after the veteran.

448th crew listing (surname spelt 'Maineri'): http://willisrowe.com/DownloadableFiles/ROWE%20CREW.pdf

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2016 17:08:53 Lucy May Changes to awards
Sources

http://www.afpc.af.mil/Awards-and-Decorations

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2016 17:04:40 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MAINIERI&GSfn=DOMI...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / SO#150, 6th Heavy Bomb.Proc HQ, Herington, Kansas 5 Nov 43

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