Fred Ervin Blaney


Object Number - UPL 54838 - 1LT Fred Ervin Blaney Pilot 340th BG - 486th BS - 12th AF KIA 12 Sept 1943


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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Sfax-Thyna Airport


Event Location Date Description


Kittanning, PA 1920-05-10


Pittsburgh, PA 1941-12-18
Kittanning, PA 1941-07-17 151 South Water Street Worked for the Pennsylvania State Fish Hatchery


Southern Italy 1943-09-12 On an early morning mission against Corleto, which our 12-plane mission bombed effectively, the plane of Lt. Blaney [1st Lt. Fred E. Blaney, Jr.] ran out of fuel. He heroically continued to fly the ship one one engine while the crew bailed out. Time and again the plane dived uncontrollably, delaying the exit of the crew members, but finally all were out save Lt. Blaney. Then it was too late, the plane being right down on the mountain side. He was killed in the crash. B-25C 42-53478


Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Plot D Row 7 Grave 39 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Piazzale Kennedy, 1 00048 Italy

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