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Anthony Frank Cucinotta

Military

Shot down 26 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30058. Evaded.

Service

People

  • Joseph Rosio

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30058 BK-M. Evaded. No Missing Air Crew Report has been located for this loss.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30058

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; New castle 29/4/43; Presque Is 6/5/43; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-M] Grafton Underwood 17/6/43; Missing in Action Villacoublay 26/6/43 with Joseph Rosio, Co-pilot: George W. Evans, Bombardier: Sidney Casden, Radio Operator:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 68

    26 June 1943
    The targets for today are all Luftwaffe installations: the Villacoublay air depot SW of Paris, France is the primary; the airfield at Poissy, France is attacked as the secondary because of cloud cover; the airfield at Tricqueville, France; and the...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 1 February 1917
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 8 January 1942

Residence: Mercer County, New Jersey
Private, Air Corps

Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 11 March 1943 – 26 June 1943

Assigned to the 384th BG on Gowen Field (Boise, Idaho) Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, Joseph Rosio Crew. Two combat missions.

Evaded 26 June 1943 – 26 August 1943

E&E Report #71

Died California, USA 23 April 1959

Burial
Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery
San Diego County, San Diego, California
Plot S 0 1127

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2017 20:40:36 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4666

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / E&E 56 & 71 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey pp. 165-6 Memories of the 384th BG by Decker , http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=c...

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