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Sam Anton Sarpolus

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24406 'All American'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra, Alg. 25/12/42; on Tunis mission was rammed by Me109G 1/2/43 almost slicing rear fuselage and tail of plane off; made...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA 21 April 1917
Died Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA 10 January 1988
Buried Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan, USA

Colfax Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2021 19:45:24 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added per info in the A/C #41-24406 description & per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 94996855.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94996855/sam-t.-sarpolus

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