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Patrick J Fusci


Plane was called 'Bad Time Inc.' Commanding Officer told us to name it 'Bad Time' as we seemed to irritate him at times. I came up with the 'Inc' part after a mob in Brooklyn - 'Murder Inc', the crew said "great", so 'Bad Time Inc' was our plane's name.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME(2 battle stars), Unit Citation.



  • James Elduff

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Served in Korean War.

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31545 'Bad Time Inc.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/11/43; Boise 23/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [F] Glatton 26/1/44; force landed practice mission with Jim Elduff, Co-pilot: Delbert Lawson, Navigator: Reed Bryant, Bombardier: Ras Clausen, Flight...

  • 44-8418 'Bad Time Inc II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Patterson 6/9/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 749BS 457BG Glatton 5/10/44; battle damaged Euskirchen 10/1/45 with ? and crash landed continent; Salvaged. BAD TIME INC. II. ...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date
Born New York City, NY 10 February 1924

Son of Anthony and Margaret [Maloney] Fusci.

Based Glatton 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 27 November 2017
Buried Cedar Ridge Cemetery Blairstown, NJ 9 December 2017

Cedar Ridge Cemetery
Blairstown, Warren County, NJ


Date Contributor Update
12 February 2020 13:16:51 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2017 11:23:50 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and place associations

Sources carried over from duplicate record:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:03 AAM AAM ingest

1993 457th BGA Roster/self, from Del Water Gap PA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia