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Hector John Marsiglia

Military

Crew Number 7

Service

People

  • George Spann

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Motzing on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4210253

  • Clarence Strawn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    17 October 1943 crew bailed out of B17#42-30610 'Red Ass' when a fire in the fuselage developed during a training flight. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel in 1964

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102533

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with George Spann, Co-pilot: Theo Becker, Navigator: Prospero Demarco, Bombardier: Jim Webb, Flight engineer...

  • 42-3472

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/7/43; Amarillo 3/7/43; Scott 13/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G/N/S] Framlingham 25/8/43 SHOOT A POUND; re-named THE VULTURE 4/44; declared War Weary and transferred HQ 100BG Thorpe Abbotts, damaged in taxi accident with Ray...

  • 42-37890 ROVIN’ ROMONA II/BIG FRIEND

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-R] Framlingham 8/11/43. Missing in Action La Glacerie (33m) on 20 March 1944 with Richard L. Mann, Co-pilot: John E. Vaughan, Navigator: McKinnon Cameron, Bombardier: Walter J....

  • 42-37891

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-Q] Framlingham 11/11/43; on training flight to Alconbury 3/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amerigo Bassl, g-Bill Jeffries, pass-Lt Harry Van Horn (5...

  • 42-38040

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/11/43; Kearney 5/12/43; with Murdo Sanderson force landed base 19/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Prestwick, UK 4/1/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-H] Framlingham 12/1/44 as LITTLE BUTCH; severe battle damaged Giessen 20/11/44, and two...

  • 42-97093 I'll Get By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Presque Is 20/2/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-S] Framlingham 3/3/44 DOC'S FLYING CIRCUS, then GIRL OF MY DREAMS; on mission 21/7/44 with ? , Lt Sam Dubin (Killed in Action); severe icing during assembly for...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

  • 8th Air Force 212

    6 February 1944
    German airfields and V-Weapon sites in France are the primary targets of this mission. A combined force total of 642 heavy bombers are depatched from 8th Air Force 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions. The primary targets of 1st Bomb Division were the...

  • 8th Air Force 221

    13 February 1944
    17 V-Wepons sites in France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is divided into two separate forces: one force of B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division and one force of B-17s from 3rd Bomb Division. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 246

    3 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

  • 8th Air Force 247

    4 March 1944
    The industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch formations. However, the despatch from 2nd Air Division aborted the mission because of severe weather in the assembly area...

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

  • 8th Air Force 259

    15 March 1944
    The industrial areas of the secondary target of Brunswick, Germany. A combined force of 344 heavy bombers from 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 262

    16 March 1944
    The two primary targets for this mission are: the industrial areas of Augsburg, Germany and Friedrichshafen, Germany. A combined force of 720 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The bomber gunners of the combined despatch...

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Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, New York 12 September 1924
Enlisted New York, New York 19 October 1942
390th BG Combat Tour Framlingham Airfield, UK 29 January 1944 – 6 June 1944
Died Palm Bay, Florida 30 July 1995
Buried Florida National Cemetery 3 August 1995

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Plot
204, 0, 1444

Lived in The Bronx, New York

627 Morris Park Avenue

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2020 02:02:48 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

corrected connections

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2020 02:02:05 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=565761
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44027_01_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/606622021:61843?indiv=...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/952017/hector-john-marsiglia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Marsiglia%2C+Hector+J

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