James Thomas Castellano

Military

Object Number - UPL 56205 - MACR 11681 - B-24 42-100372 'Old Glory'. Shot down 25-Dec-44

James Castellano was Navigator on B-24 # 42-100372, shot down by fighters over Germany on the 25 December 1944 mission to Wahlen, Germany. Plane crashed near Règné, 10km SW of Vielsalm, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17065041 / O-690930
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06877750
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06295620
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32411289
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12038467
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 565th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 25 December 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Brooklyn, New York

Enlisted

1942-02-10 Fort Dix, New Jersey

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

1944-12-25 Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. Returned to Military Control 26 June 1945.

Revisions

Date11 Jun 2020 08:02:06
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Deleted double entry for POW data

Date10 Jun 2020 13:16:16
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records

Date10 Jun 2020 12:27:56
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 11681

Date10 Jun 2020 00:11:40
ContributorBardessono
Sources

United States National Archives. index of Prisoners of War, WW II

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:55
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11681 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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