Fred Ervin Blaney

Military

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

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Kittanning, PA 1920-05-10

Enlisted

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

Died

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

Buried

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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