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David Tempesta

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11-Jan-44 in B-17 41-24587 'Bad Check'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • George McClellan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #41-24587 'Bad Check'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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

  • 41-24587 Bad Check

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-P] Bangor 5/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; Missing in Action 45m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with George McClellan, Co-pilot: Bill Fisher, ex B-26 pilot on his 1st mission, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Tempesta, Radio Operator...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, USA 17 October 1919

Son of Falco Tempesta.

Enlisted Greensburg, PA 1 June 1942

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Based Molesworth 1943 – 11 January 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 11 January 1944
Buried New Saint Josephs Cemetery North Versailles, Allegheny County, PA June 1949

New Saint Josephs Cemetery
North Versailles, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Section: E-2 Lot: 115 Part: 1 Space: 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2022 12:59:08 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image?rec=299444361&terms=tempesta,david
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/143868134
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175367733/david-tempesta

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 21:15:29 jmoore43 Changes to role and events
Sources

Updated Role/job per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 175367733.
Updated Born and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 175367733.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175367733/david-tempesta

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1922 / MACR 1922, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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