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Thomas C Costello

Military

A College Baseball player, Costello entered military service in April 1942 with the Army Air Force. Initially assigned as a physical education director at Tampa, Florida, Costello later joined the 553rd Bomb Squadron of the 386th Bomb Group (a Martin B-26 Marauder group) and was sent to England as a transportation officer.

Second Lieutenant Costello was killed in an accident at Snetterton Heath Airfield, shortly after arriving in England on June 7, 1943. He is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery in England.

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Service

Units served with

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 1914
Died Snetterton Heath 7 June 1943

Second Lieutenant Costello was killed in an accident at Snetterton Heath Airfield, shortly after arriving in England on June 7, 1943.

Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 13:46:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, nickname, biography and events
Sources

Updated personal, biographical details and media by courtesy of Gary Bedingfield at http://www.baseballsgreatestsacrifice.com/biographies

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:44 AAM AAM ingest
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 and Hey p. 500

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