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Edward F Vercelli

Military

Edward Vercelli, Major, USAF ret. passed away this spring. He flew with the 612th Bomb Squadron as well as lead navigator for the 615th.

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron
  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 1925
Lived in Will County, IL, USA July 1943
Enlisted Miami Beach, FL, USA 23 July 1943
Died 2017

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2017 08:58:50 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Correspondence with Edward F Vercelli's daughters, Anita Vercelli DeCanniere and Mary Vercelli Blatti.

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1768

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