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Vincent Louis Costantino

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-6153 GOOD PICKIN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 7/8/43; Pyote 8/8/43; used by 452BG and 100BG for training; 232 BU Dalhart 26/8/44; 235 BU Biggs 31/10/44; 2318 BU Alamogordo 8/1/45; 235 BU Biggs 10/1/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30...

  • 42-97390 Ground Happy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 730th BS/ 452nd BG [ V ] Deopham Green 8/4/44; destroyed on ground Poltava, Russia 21/6/44; Salvaged Russia 2/7/44. All crew survived and flew remainder of their 32...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 22:39:25 GroundHappydaughter Changes to media associations
Sources

Lt Vincent L Costantino’s daughter, from his personal collection.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 22:37:39 GroundHappydaughter Changes to aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Lt Vincent Costantino’s daughter, from his personal collection.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 02:52:38 GroundHappydaughter Changes to middlename and aircraft associations
Sources

Lt V L Costantino’s daughter, from his personal records.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 02:45:20 GroundHappydaughter Changes to place associations
Sources

Lt V L Costantino’s daughter, from his personal records.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 02:43:34 GroundHappydaughter Changes to service number, highest rank, role, awards and place associations
Sources

Lt V L Costantino’s daughter,using his personal documentation.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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