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Eugene D Fava

Military

Eugene Fava was killed in action on 27 May 1944, on a mission to Karlshuhe, Germany. Shortly after bombs away his aircraft: B-17 42-102475 collided with another and reportedly broke in half. Surviving crew members believe he may have been knocked unconscious as a result of the collision and was unable to escape.

Fava's remains were recovered, along with those of 7 other members of his crew, by Germany authorities after his aircraft had crashed, and he was given a temporary burial in Stein.

Fava is buried at Lorriane American Cemetery, in France.

Service

People

  • Wilbur Brean

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in target area and crashed at Stein near Pforzheim, Germany in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • William Brinley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Jack Dark

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Egan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Albert Faneca

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102475, Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Glen Galbreath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • William Hill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Kliender

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102475, Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Marion Magnum

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102475

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 1/5/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Wilbur Brean, Navigator: Bob Egan, Bombardier: Bob Kleinder, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Fancea...

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 Rochester, New York, USA 1924
Enlisted Rochester, New York 14 December 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Karlshruhe, Germany 27 May 1944
Buried Stein, Germany 29 May 1944

Temporary burial

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1960

Plot B Row 24 Grave 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2020 09:15:38 Emily Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report
Find a Grave
Enlistment record

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2019 21:06:20 MorganDar Changes to events
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DGM

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2019 20:57:21 MorganDar Changes to awards
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DGM

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5162 / MACR 5162; Snetterton Falcons, pg 148-149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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