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Gaetano C Abbattiello

Military

Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #4232113. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32113

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 12/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Bob Ehrler, Co-pilot: Alden Maynes, Navigator: John James, Bombardier: Burton Gustafson, Flight engineer...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Yonkers, New York, USA 1915
Enlisted Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA 31 March 1941
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 May 1944
Died 24 May 1944
Buried Neupré, Belgium

Ardennes American Cemetery
Plot B Row 10 Grave 14

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 16:25:57 Deemax Changes to events
Sources

Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data:
Headstone Inscription and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942–1949. Series A1 43, NAI ID: 7408555. Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission, 1918–ca. 1995. Record Group 117. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 16:11:00 Deemax Changes to events
Sources

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; ARC: 1263923. World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park. College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 15:40:02 Deemax Changes to awards
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2014 15:36:25 Deemax Changes to service number
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4952 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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