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Alfred Michael D'Alessandris

Military

Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. His B-17 was shot down at Stutebuell, 3 kms north west of Kappeln, near Schleswig, near the German/Denmark border at 2.15pm.

D'Alessandris was a Prisoner of War (POW) for 13 months at Stalag 17B, Braunau Gneikendorf, near Krems, Austria.

He also served under General MacArthur in the regular Army (in the Philippines) from 1938-1940.

Air Medal & three Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Presidental Unit Citation

Service

People

  • Malcolm Daniels

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Don Giffin

    Military | 96th Bomb Group

  • Van Hixon

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 in Denmark after being attacked by FW-190's. All were Prisoner of War (POW)s. #4297129. POW

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Theodore Kindsvater

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag 17B POW

  • Harold Morrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Owens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Schell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Vanderpool

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4297129. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 45th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 337th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97129

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque 10/3/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44 SKIPPER; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 13/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Pilot: Van Hixon, Co-pilot: Malcolm...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Stalag XVIIb

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cranford, New Jersey 26 January 1917
Died 9 November 1973
Buried Newark, New Jersey

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2017 18:45:47 rboczon Changes to person associations and unit associations
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rboczon

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2017 17:29:42 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
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Corrected the summary below his name which incorrectly listed the place where his plane was shot down as Berlin. However, his B-17G #42-97129 was shot down at Stutebuell, 3 kms north west of Kappeln, near Schleswig near the German/Denmark border.

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2017 23:28:39 rboczon Changes to person associations
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rboczon

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2017 23:27:22 rboczon Changes to person associations
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rboczon

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2017 23:23:52 rboczon Changes to person associations
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rboczon

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2017 00:11:20 rboczon Changes to service number and role
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rboczon

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2017 00:51:12 rboczon Changes to middlename
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rboczon

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2017 22:25:09 rboczon Changes to awards
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He also received the Air Crew Member & Aerial Gunners Badge.

Rosemarie (Dalessandris) Boczon

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:23 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3816 ,/ - Rosemarie Boczon, Niece

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