Charles Peter Cappellino

Military
media-45257.jpeg UPL 45257 Leslie A. Lennox Crew
95th BG - 336th BS

Standing Left to Right: Frank S. Marcera (TG), Dale M. Avers (WG), Marion Makarawicz (BTG), Robert A. O'Neal (RO), Chares P. Cappellino (FE)

Kneeling Left to Right: David E. Tyrrell (B), George L. Marks (CP), Leslie A. Lennox (P), Paul Tucci (N) 95th Bomb Group collection

Object Number - UPL 45257 - Leslie A. Lennox Crew 95th BG - 336th BS Standing Left to Right: Frank S. Marcera (TG), Dale M. Avers (WG), Marion Makarawicz (BTG), Robert A....

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-822749
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Lady : Screaming Eagle
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pretty Baby
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Big Casino
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97334) nicknamed "H-a-a-rd Luck!" of the 390th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '390.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: H-A-A-RD LUCK!
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pride of the Century

Missions

  • Date: 27 February 1945
Personnel of the 355th Fighter Squadron at a briefing before a bomber escort mission, the tail markings of the B-24 Liberators they will escort are exhibited on the map. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'D Lewin in Breifing Room 13/1/45'
  • Date: 13 January 1945

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fredonia, NY 14 July 1920

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham 2 August 1944 - 4 March 1945

Died

Bennington, VT 7 May 2008 Charles Cappellino, 87, died Wednesday, May 7 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. He resided on Griffin Avenue in Hoosick Falls. Born July 14, 1920 in Fredonia, N.Y., son of Peter and Leona Giodonia Cappellino, he graduated from Brocton High School, Brocton, N.Y. and later graduated from Aviation Ground School in Elmira, N.Y. He then went to work at Curtis Wright in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corp where he became a flight engineer on a B-17 of the 8th Air Force 95th Bomb Group. Charles completed 35 combat missions in the European theater of World War II. He married his wife Jane in 1945. He acquired a Chemical Engineering degree from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. After graduation he took a position at International Paper in Niagara Falls, N.Y. as a chemist for the former Wood Flong Company. During his 32 years of service he became Technical Director and Vice President of Operations. He held two patents which greatly contributed to the success of the Company. Charles retired in 1982. He was the loving husband of the late Jane Cappellino, and loving father of daughter, Linda Witham of Medfield, Mass. Besides his daughter, he leaves two sisters, Lucy Castilone of San Bernardino, Calif. and Phyllis Lankford of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

Buried

Hoosick Falls, NY 11 May 2008 Maple Grove New Cemetery Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Buffalo, NY 21 Crowley Avenue

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