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Frank Pinto Jr

Military

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Woodruff Warren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139 ...

Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97739

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/44; 1SAG Langley 8/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 7/5/44; transferred to 20BS; Missing in Action Regensburg 9/12/44 with Woodruff Warren, Co-pilot: Don Hart, Navigator: George Mayottm/op, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Worth, TX 30 July 1920

Son of Frank Sr and Pauline Pinto.

Enlisted Dallas, TX 28 October 1942

Dallas, Texas

Based Amendola 1944 – 9 December 1944

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. KIA MACR 10139

Buried Vicinity Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Buried in shallow grave alongside road after execution.

Buried Nurnburg, Gernany May 1945

Interred
Nurnburg cemetery

Buried Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, TX 1948

Re-Interred
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2019 11:37:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28718991
https://www.fold3.com/image/626852725
https://www.fold3.com/record/90415362-frank-pinto-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178151165/frank-pinto#add-to-vc

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