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Anthony Samuel Cavallo Sr

Military

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 2 x kills.

Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean Medal.

Service

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. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 10 July 1923
Lived in Akron, OH, USA 1941
Based Horsham St Faith 15 September 1943 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Doddington, UK 13 October 1943

Crash-landed 13-Oct-43 - Lt Anthony S Cavallo P-47 42-8465. Bozeat or Doddington RTD.

Promotion Horsham St Faith, Norwich, UK 20 December 1943

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promotion Boxted, Colchester, UK 23 February 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Based Atcham 28 May 1944

Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried San Diego, CA, USA May 1991

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego Cty
CA

Died San Diego, CA, USA 12 May 1991
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2017 14:59:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 342;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list;
- www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2017 21:11:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=cavallo&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/74040883-anthony-s-cavallo
http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/p-47/er/56-cavallo-12may44.jpg
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76232807/anthony-samuel-cavallo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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