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Alfred Joseph Antonacci

Military

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Blair Belongia crew. Ditched in Channel 5-Sep-43, on return from mission to Stuttgart due to fuel shortage in B-17 42-30668. All crew rescued by ASR.

Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt 4-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30668; enemy aircraft KO’d #2, and wing on fire, crashed Gerolstein, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 745

Awards: AM, PH (OLC).

Service

People

  • Blair Belongia

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Carson Fleming

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 4 October 1943 in B-17 #4230646. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30646 Rebecca

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/7/43; Kearney 28/7/43; Topeka 12/8/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-O] Alconbury 2/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Carson Fleming, Co-pilot: Art LarsonWounded in Action, Navigator: Bob Purdon, Bombardier: Joe Suss,...

  • 42-30668

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/7/43; Kearney 24/7/43; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Alconbury 15/8/43; Podington 16/9/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Cpt Blair Belongia, Co-pilot: Bob Klein, Navigator: Howie Eaton, Bombardier: George...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey 5 September 1923

Son of Alfred Antonacci Sr.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 22 October 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Based Podington 1943 – 4 October 1943

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Gerolstein, Germany 4 October 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt 4-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30668; enemy aircraft KO’d #2, and wing on fire, crashed Gerolstein, Germany KIA MACR 745

Buried Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm, Luxembourg

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2020 20:34:15 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310759225
https://www.fold3.com/image/675729446
https://www.fold3.com/record/83627265-alfred-j-antonacci
https://www.fold3.com/record/529932338-alfred-j-antonacci
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55956701/alfred-j-antonacci

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2015 10:51:05 Lucyd Changes to service number
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor; MACR 745, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Biship & Hey pp. 268, 302
https://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWI...
http://www.fold3.com/image/28604479/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 745 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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