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Albert Suniga Romero

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 3305

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Walter Swarner

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3305 ...

Units served with

  • 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

  • 41-24200 'Wittle Wed Wabbit'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. 2 x POW, 7 x KIA MACR 3305

Associated Place

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Monrovia, CA 15 April 1917

Son of John Romero.

Lived in Pittsburgh, CA 1941

Pittsburgh, California

Enlisted San Francisco, CA 16 September 1941

San Francisco, California

Based Berca 1943 – 30 April 1943

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

Prisoner of War (POW) Chieti, Italy 30 April 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). P.G 21, Chieti, Italy

Baled out POW Vicinity of Messina, Sicily 30 April 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Messina, Sicily, 30-Apr-43; Flak took out No.3 engine and port flaps, fell away from formation being harried by several Me-109's, ditched in sea. POW MACR 3305

Died 1989
Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA 1989

Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City,
Los Angeles County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2020 19:43:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28650956
https://www.fold3.com/image/630871671
https://www.fold3.com/record/84952102-albert-s-romero
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/172478138/albert-s-romero#add-to-vc

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