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Dante C Dipietra

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Austria 11 January 1944

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2021 17:14:14 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
Sources

Added an association to the 8th AF Mission #182 on 11 Jan 1944 per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2020 21:29:15 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1923 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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