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Donald L Alyea

Military

Assigned 773BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Missing in Action Blechhammer 10-Dec-44 Hit by flak crashed Adriatic Sea Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10689

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • George Freschi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 463rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 773BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Missing in Action Blechhammer 10-Dec-44 Hit by flak crashed in Adriatic Sea Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10689 Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 773rd Bomb Squadron

    773rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Aircraft

  • 44-6190

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 1/7/44; Assigned 773BS/463BG Celone 3/7/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 10/12/44 with George Freschi, Co-pilot: Emil Improta, Navigator: Gene Foster, Bombardier: Bill Cleary, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hebron, IN June 1925

Son of Louis Alyea.

Enlisted Indianapolis, IN 6 October 1943
Based Celone 1944 – 10 December 1944

Assigned 773BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Adriatic Sea 10 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Missing in Action Blechhammer 10-Dec-44 Hit by flak crashed Adriatic Sea Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10689

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2018 11:06:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/record/89317646-donald-l-alyea
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56362101/donald-l-alyea

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