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John P Ribuffo


Shot down 28 April 1944 in B-17 #42107056. KIA. Plane, piloted by James W. McGuire, exploded in mid-air. One of seven crewmembers who died.

Purple Heart


Units served with


  • 42-107056

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Hunter 17/2/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 10/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 28/4/44 with Jim McGuire, Bombardier: Joe Eck, Radio Operator: Rod McCaughin, Ball turret gunner: John Ribuffo,...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...


Event Location Date
Born Port Chester, New York 26 March 1924
Died 28 April 1944
Buried Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4238