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Frank A Baldassaro

Military

Killed in Service (KIS), 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury. Ground crew were loading bombs into B-17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State
Killed in Service (KIS) Alconbury, UK 27 May 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2020 22:55:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Changed the label for a Died event to KIS per info in the "Summary biography".
Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Sup, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.1 by Bishop & Hey p. 134 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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