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Frank J DeMarco

Military

Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. 5 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bernburg in B-17 42-31612 22-Feb-44; shot down by flak, crew baled out and pilot made a wheels up landing near Aachen. Suffered chest wound from flak. Baled out. Died on ground from wounds. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2657

Awards: AM, PH.

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  • William Ritzema

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bernburg in B-17 42-31612 22-Feb-44; shot down by flak, crew baled out and pilot made a wheels up landing near Aachen. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2657 Awards: AM, GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31612

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Mid Continental Airways Modification Center, Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Syracuse 2/1/44; Presque Is 4/1/44; ...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Yonkers, New York 21 July 1907

Son of Michael DeMarco.

Enlisted New York City, NY 23 October 1942

New York City, New York

Died 22 February 1944
Buried Long Island National Cemetery East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY 1948

Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale,
Suffolk County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2021 15:26:46 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28615377
https://www.fold3.com/image/310770957
https://www.fold3.com/record/86358369/frank-j-de-marco-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/704817041/de-marco-frank-j-us-wwii-hospital...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82668948/frank-j-demarco

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2657/nephew

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