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Angelo J Riccardi

Military

July 30, 1943, on return from Kassel raid crash landed in ac B17 42-29726 'Poisonality'.
Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

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...

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 509th Bomb Squadron
  • 812th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29726 'The Dallas Rebel' 'Poisonality'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 25/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 20/4/43 THE DALLAS REBEL; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ-Q] Polebrook 11/7/43; battle damaged...

  • 42-3486

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/7/43; Rome 24/7/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-D] Alconbury 22/9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Paul McGinnis, Co-pilot: Roy Peterson, Navigator: Clarry Bevins, John O’Brien ex nav, Bombardier: George Wylie,...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • 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 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died 11 January 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 12:22:12 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 213, The 351st in WWII by Harbour & Harris pp. 12-13

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 12:12:23 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56360528/angelo-j-riccardi#

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2017 12:11:12 Lucy May Changes to role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.351st.org/ken.harbour/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2522 / MACR 2522, 8th AF Losses / Page 65LOSSES OF THE 8TH & 9TH AIR FORCES, Vol 2 by Bishop & Hey & MACR 2522 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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