Patsy Cirelli

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Name: Patsy Cirelli

First Name(s): Patsy
Last Name: Cirelli

Place of birth: Ohio,Mahoning Cnty, Youngstown

Rank: Pfc
ASN: 35286259
Company: C
Unit: 121st IR 1stBn 8th ID

Reported as: POW ► DNB
Date of incident: 24-12-1944
Place of incident: Obermaubach (G)

notePfc Patsy Cirelli was taken POW and imprisoned at Stalag II-A Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
To remove all the POW’s out of Germany as soon as possible, there were nonstop flights continuing night and day, and regarded as an emergency.
On 18 May 1945 the flight was British V9169 detailed to fly from Luneburg, Germany and transport British former POW’s to Brussels, Belgium.
On this particular flight, there was not enough of the British POW’s available for flight, so American POW’s were boarded.
There were twelve passengers and six RAF VR crew members on board of the Lockheed Hudson AE505-MA-L.
Upon landing at Evere airfield near Brussels, Belgium, the airplane bounced badly and the pilot attempted re-take off, engines gunned, climbed steeply, felled back in a tail slide, stalled, nosedived to the ground, and bursted into flames upon impact.
There were no survivors.

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