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John Rocco Didomenico


Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart



  • Warren Allender

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4252584 'Worry Bird II. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 347

    9 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Scarsdale, New York, USA 14 October 1916
Enlisted Yaphank, NY, USA 12 February 1942

Camp Upton

Lived in Scarsdale, NY, USA 1943

807 Post Road

Killed in Action (KIA) 2275 Hemeldonk, Belgium 9 May 1944

A/C was hit by flak turning the front portion of the plane into a mass of flame. Only the co-pilot and navigator escaped


Date Contributor Update
18 August 2018 06:47:08 466thHistorian Changes to service number, biography and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2018 23:35:55 Marcia466BG Changes to middlename, service number, biography and events

Missing Crew Reports, b-24H-15-FO #42-52584; US Federal Census Records;

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2016 02:21:18 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom
page 28

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2014 01:58:24 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:34 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4803 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database