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Frank Delgado Perez

Military

From 4 April 1944 to 7 October 1944, he flew 32 missions as a Ball Turret Gunner. On 6 June 1944, D-Day he and his crew flew to Caen, in order to bomb a nearby airfield. However, cloud cover prevented Perez's and 5 other aircraft from dropping their payloads.

Service

People

  • John Connolly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. ETD (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107009 Lady Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe; on return from mission 12 May 1944 with Lt J.C. Sharp, Waist gunner: Alfred A. Tomkinson (KIA- flak hit - died in in base hospital). ...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-C] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Zwickau 7/10/44 with Augustus J. Nelson, Edgar W. Nevois, John S. Kulczycki Jr., Blaine B.Wilcox, Larry E. Williams, John T. Dorris, Frank R. Majeski, Bobbie...

  • 42-97344 Carrie B II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Tinker 4/3/44; Hunter 6/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-P] Deenethorpe 28/4/44; detailed Leipzig 16/8/44 with W.A. Shackleford, Navigator: J.M. Rush, Bombardier: W.M. Scalon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 43-37706 Satan's Chillen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-U] Deenethorpe 12/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

  • 43-37736

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-T] Deenethorpe 10/6/44 LITTLE PIECES; battle damaged Merseburg 8/11/44 with ?; repaired & ret group; Salvaged 9AF Germany 18/2/46. LITTLE PEDRO!

  • 43-38267 MAXIMUM EFFORT

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-M] Deenethorpe 25/8/44; Salvaged 30/11/44. MAXIMUM EFFORT.

  • 44-6113 No. 2 Bandwagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 23/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-R] Deenethorpe 2/6/44; battle damaged Ingoldstadt 5/4/45 with ?; force landed continent, Salvaged. NO. 2 BANDWAGON.

Missions

  • 308A

    19 April 1944

  • 309

    20 April 1944

  • 317A

    25 April 1944

  • 319A

    26 April 1944

  • 322

    27 April 1944

  • 329

    30 April 1944

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 358

    19 May 1944

  • 361

    22 May 1944
    From diary of Lt. David W. Leblanc: "Was up at four for a mission to Kiel, Germany. I went as first pilot and Rocky as my co-pilot. Every thing went along swell except at target. Flack was moderate but extremely accurate. Two ships in the lead squadron...

  • 373

    27 May 1944

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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 Los Angeles , California 14 January 1924
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 1 February 1943
Died Seattle, WA, USA 16 January 2015

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 10:21:26 Emily Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Missions details gathered from 401 BG, Obituary , , Enlistment Record

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=459

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