Salvatore CULOTTA

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER16006667
AGE22 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1922
STATERacine, WISCONSIN
FAMILYSingle
RANKS/Sergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENTUnskilled heat treaters, annealers, and temperersWI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT25 may 1943 Milwaukee WISCONSIN
REGIMENT562nd Bomb Squadron
GROUP388th Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH8 july 1944culotta salvatore tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt-Maclou-de-Folleville - 20 km N Rouen
DATA BASEB-17 Fortress - type G-30-BO - s/n 42-31802 "Gyndia"
b17
Macr: 7361
Mission: Gassicourt-Mantes-la-Jolie (78)
Take Off: 06h15 station 136 Knettishall, Suffolk UK
Crew initially buried at Cem St-Maclou-de-Folleville (76)
Shot by flak
Aircraft in fire partially evacuated at 10000 feet at 06h45 before the explosion in flight
CEMETERY TEMPORARYCemetery Commmunale from St Maclou de Folleville (76)
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

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PlotRowGrave
A1040
DECORATION
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B-17 Fortress - type G-30-BO - s/n 42-31802 "Gyndia"

1st Lieutenant Samuel Jay Jr FISHER Pilot Dead - Oheb Shalom Cem. Baltimore, MARYLAND O-816279 - Baltimore, Maryland USA
2nd Lieutenant John Elwin HEALEY CoPilot Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer (14) O-821009 - AM/PH - Brooklyn, New York USA
2nd Lieutenant Jerome ALPERIN Bomber Prisoner O-1320377 - Chicago, Illinois USA - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
S/Sergeant Wilbert Irvin SMITH Navigator Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer (14) 33411434 - AM/PH+1 - Erie, Pennsylvania USA
T/Sergeant George Bailey Jr WEBSTER Radio/Gunner Dead - Cedarlawn Mem Park - Sherman, TEXAS 6960141 - Sherman, Texas USA
T/Sergeant Gustave Louis SCHWARK Mecanic/Gunner Prisoner 36042567 - Chicago, Illinois USA - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
S/Sergeant Salvatore CULOTTA Gunner Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer (14) 16006667 - AM/PH - Racine, Wisconsin USA
S/Sergeant Beryl James SMITH Gunner Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer (14) 37659021 - AM/PH - Ottuwa, Iowa USA
S/Sergeant Richard Franklin BUNNELL Gunner Evadé 19160013 - Born 28/05/1907 - Burbank, California USA
S/Sergeant Robert Darrell PINER Gunner Dead - Arlington Cem. Reno Co, KANSAS 37536669 - 19 ans - Born le 08/04/1925 - Arlington, Kansas USA
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INFORMATION SOURCESFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEChloé LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud