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Daniel J Angarano

Military

Daniel J Angarano served as a gunner with the 379th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29905

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Metropolitan 15/4/43; New Castle 21/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K/Z] Kimbolton 21/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 29/8/44; Hobbs 11/9/43; Kirtland 7/1/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-5820 "Mystic"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; Denver 4/3/43; Smoky Hill 7/4/43; Pueblo 21/4/43; Presque 26/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 8/6/43; 526BS [LF-C]; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Italy 1921
Enlisted Fort Jay, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA 13 July 1942
Lived in Harrison, New York, USA 1943
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2016 17:22:03 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&tf=F&q=anga...

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=40414

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2016 17:15:33 Lucy May Changes to biography, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2340; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 274

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2340 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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