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Angelo Peter Aspesi

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member on B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann', flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returning to Benghazi, Libya.

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Donaldson Hurd

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 18-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Boston, MA 5 January 1921

Son of Julio and Paulette [Senaldi] Aspesi.

Enlisted Boston, MA 6 June 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Based 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Wounded WIA Algeria October 1943

Left thigh, shrapnel wound. Admitted to hospital, Algeria. RTD Oct-43.

Died 30 January 2017
Buried Woodbrook Cemetery Woburn, Middlesex County, MA February 2017

Woodbrook Cemetery
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2021 19:51:55 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176098876/angelo-peter-aspesi

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2021 16:25:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2021 18:39:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176098876/angelo-peter-aspesi

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2021 18:10:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/686804545
https://www.fold3.com/record/85566805/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/703517122/u-s-wwii-hospital-admission-card-...
https://lynch-cantillon.com/obituaries/2017/01/30/angelo-p-aspesi/
https://www.376bg.org/aspesi-angelo-a3182-376bg.cfm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176098876/angelo-peter-aspesi

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 18:40:29 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added a connection to the 515th BS mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 18:38:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 12:00:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
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USAAF Photo.

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