42-31149

Object Number - UPL 30944

Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Love Fd 12/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Phil Comelia, Co-pilot: Guy Claypool, Navigator: Bill Aunspaugh, Bombardier: Curtis Bellfy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Patsy Sacco, Radio Operator: Frank Pilato (6KIA-all failed to board the dinghy in very rough conditions); Ball turret gunner: John Mont, Waist gunner: Walter Steele, Waist gunner: Joe Payne,Tail gunner: Frank Zagrovich (4 Returned to Duty); flak, ditched English Channel, 20 miles of Isle of Wight; Missing Air Crew Report 3139. MY DAY.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-683803
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16059668 / O-744231
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-745237
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-678175
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31174715
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner, waist gunner, Top Turret Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1943-12-30

Revisions

Date14 Dec 2017 16:00:17
Contributorweswahlgren
Sources

From family collection.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 3139 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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