Homer Wilson Dallacqua

Military

Object Number - UPL 27642 - Drawing by 1st Lt Richard F. Lemanski Pilot 42 31574 Stalag Luft 1 Barth, Germany ( Please if you have any photos of 2nd Lt. Homer W. Dallacqua...

Homer Dallacqua was Navigator on B-24H #41-28642 'Libby Raider', which crashed on landing after a practice mission on 2 March 1944. Returned To Duty (RTD). He was also Navigator on board B-24H #42-52226, which fell out of formation after fighter attacks on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 March 1944. The crew baled over the IJsselmeer, Noord-Holland Province, The Netherlands, with Dallacqua one of the three rescued, the seven others drowning. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063523 at enlistment, then O-687662
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18090466
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16061076 at enlistment, then O-746308
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054896 at enlistment, then O-688935
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37228561
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

12 November 1921 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Enlisted

14 April 1942 Detroit, Michigan

Other

bailed out

6 March 1944 of B-24H #42-52226, over Noord-Holland

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

6 March 1944 rescued out of the water by Dutch fishermen together with Cripe and Anderson, but immediately arrested by German sea patrol boat. Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. NARA WWII POW record : “Returned to Military Control 4 June 1945.”

Died

4 April 2007 Agoura Hills, California
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Revisions

Date28 Apr 2020 13:56:58
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2970
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
SSDI (Social Security Death Index)

Date27 Apr 2020 14:51:53
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2970

Date27 Apr 2020 14:34:41
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2970

Date4 Apr 2016 17:28:47
Contributortimdallacqua
Sources

Info from Homer and family

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2970, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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