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Emanuel B Pinilis

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions, ETD.

Awards: WWII Victory. EAME.

Service

People

  • George Bingham

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat mission. ETD ...

  • Scribner Dailey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

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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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31198 Fancy Nancy II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/9/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 6/11/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 24/12/43; battle damaged Bordeaux 31/12/43, with Scribner Dailey, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Kimbolton; Salvaged 4/1/44. FANCY...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bronx, NY 21 March 1923

Son of Jacob and Ethel Pinilis.

Enlisted New York City, NY 17 October 1942
Based Deenethorpe January 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Granada Hills, CA 13 October 2004

Father and Mother interred
Mount Judah Cemetery
Ridgewood,
Queens County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2019 12:50:46 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/61008558?rec=61008577
https://www.fold3.com/record/7811484-emanuel-b-pinilis
https://www.fold3.com/record/83617999-emanuel-b-pinilis
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1241

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2019 22:46:01 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=10061

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2019 20:35:08 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=10061

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1241

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