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David Tempesta

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #41-24587 'Bad Check'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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

  • 41-24587 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, USA 17 October 1919
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 11 January 1944
Died 11 January 1944
Buried North Versailles, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA June 1949

New Saint Josephs Cemetery
Section: E-2 Lot: 115 Part: 1 Space: 3

Revisions

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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