TB-17G 42-102768 at Alexandria AAF.
A bomber crew that later served with the 452nd Bomb Group.
Handwritten caption: 'Front row L to R: J Stock (Pilot), M L Potter (Co-Pilot), E P Agnello (Bombardier), J C Taylor (Navigator).
Rear: W J Hermanson (Engineer/ Top Turret Gunner), H Gazawau (Radio Op), S Shuey (Waist Gunner) D J Papa (Ball Turret Gunner), ? Moulton (he left crew), R D Beard (Tail Gunner).
Photo about June 1944
Hit by flack on 17 January 1945 on mission over Hamburg . Killed in Action (KIA).
'In memory of Emanuel P Agnello of Rochester, NY, bombardier in our crew (452nd BG, 731st Sq. from Deopham Green, near Attleborough) who was killed over Hamburg on January 17, 1945. Of the crew, (Pilot Cyril J Stock) three of us survive, Dominic J Papa, of Beverly, MA (Ball Turret), Sheldon Shuey (waist gunner).'
Remembered by John C Taylor, Bloomfield, CT.
Units served with
The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Lincoln 9/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/12/44; Bombardier: Lt Emanuel Agnello Killed in ActionHamburg 17/1/45; Missing in Action Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 with Dabney Sharp, Co-pilot: Capt Doug Anderson, Navigator:...
||Rochester, New York
||8 June 1922
||17 January 1945
||Cambridge, Rochester, New York