Angelo L Longo

Military
media-29887.jpeg UPL 29887 Lt. James and crew of the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winning Run'. England, 18 July 1943.
Crew Standing L-R: 2Lt Paul W Scroggins, 2Lt Walter E Witt, 2Lt Howard C Ness, 2Lt Jacob C "Jake" James.
Kneeling L-R: Sgt Ollem D Johnson, Sgt A.J. Hamilton, Sgt Angelo L. Longo, S/Sgt Jesse Earl Tripp, S/Sgt Leonard A. Kesky, S/Sgt Frank L Misiak.

Object Number - UPL 29887 - Lt. James and crew of the 427th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, beside Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winning Run'. England, 18 July 1943. Crew...

Flew on 'Winning Run', a B-17 that crash landed after all 4 engines gave out while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17's were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular plane was written up by Life Magazine War Correspondent Schershel because he was on the plane during the mission. Flew 57missions.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

The crumbled nose of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Winning Run"of the 303rd Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '6/9/43 B.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '6/9/43 GNE crashed on approach.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Buzzing Bronco, Winning Run
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, New York 10 August 1921

Died

21 May 1993

Buried/ Commemorated

Newport Richey, Florida

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Sources

303RD WEB SITE, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 276 w/ picture of crew an ac in Kent field / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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