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Armand James Galfo

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Harry Ahlers crew.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Distinguished himself both in academia and in the United States military, becoming the first Heritage Professor of Education at the College of William & Mary, where he taught for 31 years, and a Colonel in the United States Air Force.

Service

People

  • Harry Ahlers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38541 Diabolical Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York 16 November 1924

Son of Joseph Darcy and Josephine [Sabella] Galfo.

Enlisted Buffalo, NY 28 May 1943

Buffalo, New York

Based Deenethorpe January 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Williamsburg, VA 10 February 2018
Buried Cedar Grove Cemetery Williamsburg, VA 13 February 2018

Cedar Grove Cemetery
Williamsburg, Virginia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 21:21:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/673493419
https://www.fold3.com/record/86638414/armando-j-galfo-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/williamsburg-va/armand-...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1379
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187233733/armand-james-galfo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000,

href="http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1379">http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1379>

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