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Peter M Volpini

Military

Peter Volpini served as a radio operator with the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Molesworth, England. He was Killed in Action (KIA) on 9 February 1945.

Service

People

  • Henry Volpini

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    35 missions. His Brother, Peter, was KIA whilst serving with the 427th BS AM

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31060 Poque Ma Hone

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed "Poque Ma Hone" or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!) ...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 23 July 1925
Killed in Action (KIA) Jaraczewo, Poland 9 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2017 11:27:35 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Sources:
Combat Chronology Supplement p. 191 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2014 18:31:38 Kovalski Changes to events
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/313.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12245 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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