Manuel J Aldecoa

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 22492 - 2nd Lt Manuel J Aldecoa. 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) on 25-Nov-43 when his aircraft, P-38H 42-6706 sustained a mid-air collision with a Fw-190 over Cuinchy, France while on a mission to provide top cover for P-47s that were attacking the German airfield at St.Omer/Lille, France. He baled out but his parachute was too damaged and he was killed. The other pilot Maj. Johannes Siefert, a 57 victory ace and Knight's Cross winner was also killed. MACR 1274.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Idaho, USA 1917-11-26 Son of Juan Domingo and Maria Pagoaga [Iriarte] Aldecoa.

Buried

Killed in Action (KIA)

Merville, France 1943-11-27 Buried by the Germans in the English Section of the cemetery at Merville, France.

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Cuinchy, France 1943-11-25 Killed when his parachute failed after baling out of his aircraft that had sustained a mid-air collision with a Fw-190 near Cuinchy, France

Buried

Boise, ID, USA Re-Interred Morris Hill Cemetery Boise Ada County Idaho, USA.

Enlisted

Barracks Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA 1940-11-02
Boise, ID, USA

Other

Assigned

Nuthampstead, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8, UK 1943-04-20 - 1943-11-25 Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date15 Jul 2015 22:34:35
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cuninngham 15-Jul-2015. Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added KIA event per MACR1274; Added Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stand Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:34
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1274 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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