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Anthony J La Polla Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...


Event Location Date
Born Bayonne, New Jersey
Died 24 February 1944
Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2557, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces