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Mike Joseph Cappalletti

Military

Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17F 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Bruce Sundlun

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen. Shot down 1-Dec-43 in B-17F 41-24557 'Damn Yankees'. Evaded (EVD). ...

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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. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24557 "Damn Yankee"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Denver 12/8/42; Thurleigh 18/11/42; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Bruce Sundlun (evaded capture), Bombardier: George Hayes, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born King County, WA, USA 1918
Lived in Seattle, Washington 1941
Enlisted Tacoma, WA, USA 23 September 1942
Based Grafton Underwood 1943 – 1 December 1943

Assigned to 545th 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 20 miles SE of Ostend, Belgium 1 December 1943
Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2018 20:33:36 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/90839576-mike-j-cappelletti
https://www.fold3.com/record/529847489-mike-j-cappelletti
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763500?terms=39190019
https://www.fold3.com/image/28691399

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:38:38 bombercommand Changes to surname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5229

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 14:38:15 bombercommand Changes to surname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5229

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1334

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