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Wallace Robert Ingianni

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Wilsnack in B-17 #43-38803
Sgt. Wallace Robert Ingianni flew on a B-17G # 43-38803 XK-O from Chelveston England. 8th AF, 305th Bomber Group, 365th Bomber Squadron. He honorably served from 1943 to April 10, 1945 when his 43-38803 (9 KIA) and another aircraft 44-6593 (8 KIA, 1 Survived ) wing tips hit while in formation. Group was doing S turns so other group can catch up. Crash site over Wilsnack Germany.
MARC # 13877
B-17G AC # 43-38803 XK-O
Went down April 10, 1945
8th AF
305th Bomber Group
365th Bomber Squadron

Crews of 43-38803 XK-O, 9 KIA, AC had no name badge

2nd Lt. James Laubach,Pilot.
F/O Boyce Scruggs, Co-pilot
Sgt. T.T. Pappadopoulos, Navigator
Sgt. Roy G. Erikson, Bombardier
Sgt. Nathan C. Douglas, Radio Operator
Sgt. William J. Horan, Engineer.
Sgt. Glynn Daufney, Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt. William J. Sybert, Tail Gunner
Sgt. Wallace R. Ingianni, Spot Jammer

Internment Date: Dec 7, 1949
Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Ave. Farmingdale NY 11735-1211
Section H Site 10012

Service

People

  • James Laubach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13877. Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38803

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh 17/10/44; transferred 305BG Chelveston 4/12/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Jim Laubach, Boyce Scruggs, Theo Pappadopoulous, Roy Eriksson, Bill Horan,...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA 12 May 1924

Son of John B Ingianni.

Enlisted New York City, NY 16 March 1943

New York City, New York

Based Thurleigh 1944 – 10 April 1945

Assigned 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Wilsnack, Germany 10 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 KIA MACR 13877

Buried Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave. Farmingdale NY 7 December 1949

Re-Interred
Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Ave. Farmingdale New York
Section H Site 10012

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2020 10:25:13 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/541205133
https://www.fold3.com/record/86574657-wallace-r-ingianni
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2859087/wallace-r-ingianni

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 21:23:51 Iggy Changes to mission associations
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MARC Report

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 21:11:55 Iggy Changes to role, biography and events
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Family Information

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 20:51:17 Iggy Changes to service number
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Family Documents

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 20:49:57 Iggy Changes to nickname, biography, awards and events
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IData from Family and these documents:
MARC Report
Can Do Notes 1987 issue #2
John Burn One-Zero-Five

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13877 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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