Vincent R Pittala

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Name: Vincent R Pittala

First Name(s): Vincent R
Last Name: Pittala

Place of birth: New York,

Rank: 2 Lt Pilot
ASN: O-716233
Company: 514th F Sqdrn
Unit: 406th Fighter Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 30-12-1944
Place of incident: Sainte-Ode area

note: Aircraft Republic THUNDERBOLT type P-47D-28RE, #44-19747, took off from its base at Mourmelon-le-Grand, France, for a ground support mission. During strafing and bombing enemy vehicles in the town op Sprimont, Belgium, the plane of 2 Lt Vincent Richard Pittala was hit and on fire. When the plane crashed it had still his napalm bomb. Unfortunatly Lt Pittala was not able to bail out.
Destination: Bastogne area, Belgium
Mission: Ground Support
MACR11498

Unit history of 406th Fighter Group

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