Frank P Carollo

Military

Assigned to 348BS, 99BG, 15AF USAAF.. Failed to Return (FTR) Innsbruck in B-17 42-5832; no.3 engine on fire, run away prop, A/C exploded in mid air, crashed Innsbruck, Germany; MACR 1527 Prisoner of War (POW)

 

Awards: PH, POW, EAME, WWII Victory.

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Units served with

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation whic
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: War Bird II

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Monessen, Pennsylvania 29 August 1920 Born Monessen, Pennsylvania

Enlisted

Newark, New Jersey 8 October 1942 Enlisted Newark, New Jersey

Prisoner of war

Prisoner of War (POW)

Stalag Luft III, Zagan Poland 19 December 1943 - 1 May 1945 Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft III

Died

23 October 2005

Buried/ Commemorated

Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, New Jersey 26 October 2005 Interred Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery Arneytown, Burlington County, New Jersey