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Anthony Joseph Rudolph De Marco

Military

Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

In Memoriam

'My Brother Sgt Anthony R de Marco flew with 447th Bomb Group out of Rattlesden. He was KIA on a raid into Luthkendorf on November 30th 1944. His was the only plane lost by the 447th that day. His remains are buried here in the USA'
Remembered by Richard De Marco, Bridgeport, CT

Service

People

  • Charles Agantovich

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marvin Brawer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Buthe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Curtis Chapman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Mission: Lumkendorf Oil Refinery, Merseburg, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany. POW

  • Ralph Corning

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Flynn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down the 30th of November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • John Lafferty

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Norris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38725

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Ray Buthe, Chas Norris, Marvin Brawer, Tony DeMarco, Chas Agantovich, Ralph Corning (6 Killed in Action); Curtis Chapman, John...

Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Derby, CT, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 14:01:29 Richard412 Changes to person associations, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Source: Richard Frohm (S/Sgt. Jack Flynn)

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2020 14:10:50 Richard412 Changes to service number, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Source: Richard Frohm (S/Sgt.John Flynn)

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 11:11:51 Lucy May Changes to role, biography and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11149 /
Richard De Marco (brother), via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2014 14:40:58 emileedemarco Changes to surname and middlename
Sources

Ms. Emilee De Marco

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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