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Harold J Aiello

Military

He served from June 1942 to September 1945. He worked with Joe Terrana (crew chief).

Service

People

  • Joseph Terrana

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Crew chief on B-17 'Solid Sender'. He named the B-17 'V-Mail, Gets There Fastest', which was replaced by 'Solid Sender'. 'Solid Sender' continued serve the US after the war when Terrana and flight crew flew her to Stalag I to bring home 30 Prisoner of...

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,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 7 February 1922
Lived in Essex County, NJ, USA January 1942
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 14 January 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2017 16:07:12 Lucy May Changes to events, person associations and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2014 10:01:47 Emily Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography and events
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, 306th BGA Collection, Combat Crews pg. 122,
Data Update, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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