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Vito A Champa


Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Gerald Sorensen

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer - Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Managed to evade with the help of the Belgian COMET evasion network. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 September 1944, fighting with the Belgian Resistance. See his page at

Units served with


  • 42-31152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action on mission to METZ, France, 1/5/44, with Eugene W. Dingledine; Co-pilot: George R. Smith; Navigator: James K....


  • 333

    1 May 1944

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...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 1 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 12:13:19 ED-BB Changes to surname, service number, role, place associations and mission associations

MACR 4237
NARA WW II POW database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:35 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4237 / MACR 4237; Snetterton Falcons, pg 145 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database