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Lt Joe Gualano

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  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

People

  • Joseph Gualano

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Nov 2, 1944 Merseberg, Germany. Severe flak ME 262 fighters. Waist gunner Sergeant Harry Thomas killed. 2 engines out, oxygen out, electrical and radio out and rudder inoperable. Tossed all equipment overboard including ball turret which was dropped....

Locations

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

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Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 14:28:41 Jeff Coleman Changes to place associations
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30 April 2018 13:52:12 Jeff Coleman Changes to unit associations
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24 April 2018 21:47:57 Jeff Coleman Changes to person associations
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24 April 2018 21:46:50 Jeff Coleman Created entry with caption
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