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Anthony L Piscitelli

Military

Anthony Piscitelli was pilot of P-38 #42-67866. Hit by Flak while strafing the Coulommiers airfield on 10 April 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). His plane crashed at 200m from the Western edge of the Coulommiers-Voisins airfield (Commune of Maisoncelles-en-Brie), Seine-et-Marne Department, France. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 3725.

Service

Units served with

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-67866

    P-38 Lightning
    Hit by Flak while strafing the Coulommiers airfield on 10 April 1944. ...

  • 42-67822

    P-38 Lightning
    Built by Lockheed as a P-38J, field modified at Langford Lodge into a 'Droop Snoot*' configuration. ...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 1920

New York State

Lived in 1943

Brooklyn, New York

Enlisted 7 September 1943

New York City, New York

Killed In Action (KIA) 10 April 1944

in the crash of his P-38 #42-67866, near Maisoncelles-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne Department, France.

Buried 11 April 1944

at the Coulommiers Cemetery, France – 3rd Row, Grave 46

Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

After the war, his remains were transferred to the American Military Cemetery in Epinal, France - Plot A – Row 35 – Grave 29

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 13:05:00 ED-BB Changes to media associations
Sources

Removed association with UPL 35089 (duplicate entry)

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 12:53:18 ED-BB Changes to nickname, service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Added correct crash place and personal details.
NARA WWII Enlistment Records
MACR 3725
NARA - Captured German records - J-820 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131495422 and K J-910 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131496286
ABMC website

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2018 19:31:11 Pyker Changes to service number and highest rank
Sources

Added service number and highest rank.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3725 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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