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