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Frank J. Amato
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1924
Death: Mar. 24, 1944, England

PVT, Frank J. Amato
Hometown:New Jersey
Unit: 1121st Quartermaster Company, Aviation -
According to USAAF Data 876th Chemical Company
Service #32913996
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44
US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donalds book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE.
This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people perished in the incident, including the crew of 11 and 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village. Two civilian children, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips were killed in their families bungalow.

1121st Quartermaster Company,

Sgt. Nils S. Johnson
Sgt. Edward W. Dell
CPL. Sebastion J. Attilio
CPL. Robert Paul McClain
PFC. Michael R. Arato
PFC. Arnold N. Chipoletti
PFC. William Loren Dickerson
PFC. Frank J. Amato
 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
North Arlington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block 66, Section B, Tier G, Grave 47
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Jan 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64607760
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Thank you Frank for your service and courage
- kateb
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014

- rosie mcnaughton
 Added: Nov. 5, 2013
 
 
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