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Leonard John Loscalzo

Military

Crew Number 93

I recognize my uncle, Leonard Loscalzo, in the front row of crew photo. I believe he went by Lee, which was what my mother, his kid sister, called him. (He was always Uncle Lenny to me.) Lee was a waist gunner. Although he didn't recognize it as fortuitous when it happened but he was shot on the mission before September 11, 1944 when the aircraft was lost. Recovering from severe leg injuries he did not fly the last mission.

He survived the war and married in 1951. He and his wife Theresa raised three daughters. His war injury had given him two more decades but died young at 54 of a heart attack in 1975.

Service

People

  • Arthur Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Idstein on 9/8/44 in B-17 Chaff Wagon 42-97821. POW

  • Frank Capek

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Idstein in B-17 'Chaff Wagon' #42-97821, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony Dymek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Idstein in B-17 'Chaff Wagon' #42-97821, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Paul Hadley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Idstein on 9/8/44 in B-17 Chaff Wagon 42-97821.

  • James Handley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Idstein in B-17 Chaff Wagon #4297821

  • Norman Keller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Idstein in B-17 "Chaff Wagon" 42-97821.

  • Glenn Lee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Idstein in B-17 Chaff Wagon 42-97821.

  • Albert Spacil

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Staff Sergeant Albert A. Spacil was killed in Action (KIA) on September 11, 1944, when his aircraft, "Flack Wagon", aircraft number 42-97821, piloted by James P. Handley, was hit in or near the bomb bay by 88mm anti-aircraft fire at it approached its...

  • James Stubbs

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Idstein in B-17 Chaff Wagon #4297821

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97821 Chaff Wagon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 8/5/44; Missing in Action Mainz 8/9/44 with Jim Handley, Navigator: Frank Capek, Bombardier: Glenn Lee, Radio Operator: Jim Stubbs, Ball turret gunner:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2022 22:32:47 Cahaya Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/91056804

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2022 22:31:55 Cahaya Changes to middlename, service number and person associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/91056804

Ancestry (Service Number): https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/7117941:8939?_phcmd=u(%27https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=leonard+j_loscalzo&event=_new+york...)

Ancestry (Middle Name): https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/193898627:2238

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2020 20:08:03 Michael_C Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

I am one of Leonard Loscalzo's nephews. The information I provide is family history.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Loscalzo%2C+Leonard+J

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