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John Louis Datino

Military

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13251.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Faxon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 454th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13251 Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 736th Bomb Squadron

    736th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in January 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-78668 'Girl Crazy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Valentine tank works, Austria with Charles Faxon Jr crew 23-Mar-45; shot down, 7 x POW, 2 x KIA MACR 13251

Associated Place

  • Lecce

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Johnson County, OH 17 October 1924

Son of Pietro and Colomba Datino.

Enlisted 13 August 1943
Based Lecce 1945 – 23 March 1945

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW South of Valentine, Austria 23 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. POW MACR 13251

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 23 March 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Discharged USAAF 3 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Mamaroneck, NY 16 May 1987

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 13:27:06 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
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https://www.fold3.com/record/12984342/john-datino-social-security-death-...
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Date Contributor Update
16 August 2021 21:58:43 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2021 16:51:30 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
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https://www.fold3.com/image/29424880
https://www.fold3.com/image/110211954
https://www.fold3.com/image/673237110
https://www.fold3.com/record/12984342/john-datino-social-security-death-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/528112707/john-datino-1924-veterans-affairs...

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