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John J Chimenti

Military

Plane lost an engine and then blew up killing Pilot and Co-Pilot; other crew members parachuted to safety on American side of the lines (see p177 of Huntzinger book)

Service

People

  • James Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97101

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 6/2/44; Dorval 9/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-764]; transferred 8 AFSC 7/4/44; 388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; force landed Fouches, Lux? 9/11/44; Salvaged 28/11/44.

  • 42-97210 Jamaica Ginger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 9/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 44-6106 Gremlin's Hideout

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Accepted: 2 May 1944 ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Erie, Pennsylvania
Killed in action 9 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2020 15:12:09 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /;
www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

388th BG book by Huntzinger plus info sent to library by William Foster (the plane's Navigator) / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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