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Rene P Petit

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Born New York, New York 24 February 1916
Served in the NY National Guard New York, NY 13 May 1937 – 12 May 1940

107th Infantry
Company B

Lived in Weehawken, New Jersey 17 May 1940
Died Sarraferrato, Italy 13 June 1944

448th BS War Diary: Mission 272 (394): At 10:18 19 planes off to bomb Sarraferrato RR/viaduct and dropped 72 x 1000 bombs at 11:33 from 10,000 feet. All returned at 12:30. Crews report good concentration, especially heavy on N end and approach. N span believed knocked out. Heavy, moderate and accurate flak from SE of Lake Trasimeno holed 5 planes and 1 PLANE, pilot Lt. Greene received a direct hit in the nose, killing Bombardier Lt. Petite and the Navigator Lt. Olszewski and causing the rest of the crew to bail out over the home base to safety. Heavy traffic along the coast roads.

Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery 22 December 1948

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
PLOT E, 11

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Date Contributor Update
09 January 2022 22:45:40 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
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https://flgrube1.tripod.com/id236.html
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2341/images/32905_42030...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_64693...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3304540/rene-p-petit

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