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Philip J Marizzaldi


Shot down by flak and crashed in the Channel on mission to V-sites near Calais, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37818 'Pub Pete', Killed in Action (KIA).

Earlier on 18 October 1943 on a recalled mission, the engine of B-17 #42-3526 caught on fire forcing the crew to bail out over south coast of England. Pilot Sabel was one of 4 crewmen who was hospitalized. All crew returned.


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb 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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3526

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/7/43; Long Beach 4/8/43; Rapid City 15/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-N] Framlingham 9/6/43; abandoned during assembly for Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Sabel (inj), Co-pilot: John Wenzel (inj), Navigator: Warren Gisiger, Bombardier...

  • 42-37818 'PUB PETE' - 'DINAH MITE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17G, SN #42-37818, named, 'PUB PETE' and 'DINAH MITE', was delivered to Long Beach, CA, Sept 10, 1943, Gr Island, Sept 30, 1943. It was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 390th Bomb Group, and the 568th Bomb Squadron, Framlingham, Britain, Oct 7,...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) France 21 January 1944
Died 21 January 1944
Buried Pennsylvania


Date Contributor Update
10 April 2020 18:46:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2270 / MACR 2270, 8th AF Losses, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 345. / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database