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Alessandro Dominic Panarese

Military

Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW)

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51110 Top O' The Mark

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash-landed 29 June 1944 at Horsham St Faith on return from Aschersleben mission after being hit by Anti-aircraft fire and set ablaze. The order to bail out was given, but before the fire was extinguished, two airmen bailed out due to failure of...

  • 44-10491

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down 22 February 1945 on raid on marshaling yards at Peine, Germany. MACR 12675

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Portland, Maine 26 November 1925

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 12:13:18 Lucy May Changes to service number
Sources

Kauko56 added information from MACR 12675 to a duplicate record - information now brought into this record.
POW status confirmed by: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12675 & Page 280 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 & 458bg.com (detailed info including story of final mission)

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