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George Cosentino

Military

December 16, 1943 B-17 # 42-29733 'Louisiana Purchase' Crash landed at RAF Coltishall on return from mission to Bremen. 10 RTD.

B-17G #42-32007 crashed N of Charleroi, Belgium after the crew baled out on a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29733 Louisiana Purchase

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Gulfport 18/3/43; Brookley 28/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-P] Bassingbourn 17/4/43 HEAVY DATE; Earls Colne 12/5/43; involved in slight mid-air collision with 42-29711 and...

  • 42-32007

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 21/2/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; Missing in Action Bonn 4/3/44 with George Cosentino, Co-pilot: Harold Speck, Navigator: George Malcolm, Radio...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 4 March 1944 – 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2017 14:31:56 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I, p. 418, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I, p. 423 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2740 / MACR 2740, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=c... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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