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Walter Joseph Ambrogetti


Killed on Mission (KOM) on 17-Sep-44. Plane exploded on take-off. Plane was B-17 42-97872
"Rosie's Sweat Box". Cpl. Walter J. Ambrogetti survived the crash but died later the same day of his wounds

Awards: PH.



  • Francis Cooke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed on missiom (KOM) on 17 September 1944. Plane exploded on takeoff. Plane was 'Rosie's Sweat Box'.

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97872 Rosie's Sweat Box

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 22/3/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Dow Fd 25/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-A] Deenethorpe 1/6/44; crashed on take off Dutch flak inst. 17/9/44 with Francis Cooke, Co-pilot: Paul Clark, Navigator: Chas Werner, Bombardier: Frank Jorgensen, Flight...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Klamath Falls, OR 5 March 1923

Son of Tomasso A. Ambrogetti and Rosa Pedersen.

Enlisted Portland, OR 24 September 1943

Portland, Oregon

Died Deenethorpe, UK 17 September 1944
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 18 September 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK
Plot F Row 3 Grave 74


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2022 09:18:12 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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26 March 2022 09:14:34 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

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31 March 2020 03:40:31 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "." in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency

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01 March 2020 05:43:35 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-97872 “Rosie's Sweat Box” listed in the "Summary biography".

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27 September 2014 18:26:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 161.,