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Rico S Convertino

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Wells

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31087 'Heaven Can Wait', 'Boche Buster'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/9/43; Gt Falls 28/9/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-K] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; Missing in Action Politz 7/10/44 with Tom Hill, Wilbur Schmedel, Theo Block, Junius Chadwick, Jim Mullins, Vic Shewbert, Ed Hellenbeck, Buddy Keith, Omer...

  • 42-31511 'Fools Luck III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Evere A/fd 10/4/44 with Gaston Fox, Co-pilot: Francis Hoad, Navigator: Darrel Wilson, Bombardier: Leon Mendelson, Ball...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Utica, Oneida County, NY 2 June 1921

Son of John Paul and Isabella Theresa [Donato] Convertino.

Lived in Glendale, CA February 1942

Draft registration record : - Student at Curtis Wright, Glendale, California.

Enlisted Albany, NY 8 July 1942

Albany, New York

Based Deenethorpe January 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 1965
Buried Saint Agnes Cemetery Utica, Oneida County, NY 1965

Saint Agnes Cemetery
Utica,
Oneida County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2021 16:34:04 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/628712204
https://www.fold3.com/record/83567734/rico-s-convertino-wwii-army-enlist...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1363
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202228158/rico-s-convertino

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2021 08:57:35 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/628712204
https://www.fold3.com/record/83567734/rico-s-convertino-wwii-army-enlist...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1363
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202228158/rico-s-convertino

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2021 08:39:07 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83567734/rico-s-convertino-wwii-army-enlist...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/202228158/rico-s-convertino

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1363

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