New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1944, Austria|
Son of James Capogreco who resided in Rochester, New York.
Russell served as a Private & Right Waist Gunner on B-24J #42-100255, 512th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided at 184 North Union Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on October 20, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Musician and also as Single, without dependents.
He was first declared as "Missing In Action" when his plane was shot down by fighters during Mission 216 to Steyr, Austria. The plane crashed at St. Valentin, Austria on February 23, 1944.
Russell was later declared as "Killed In Action".
In the photo he is the one standing in the center. Click on the picture for more info on the rest of the crew and the mission.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Service # 12198242
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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100255:
Capogreco, Russell P ~ Pvt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Chase, Benjamin B ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, GA
Fairley, David R ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, TX
Pine, Edward M ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, LA
Yerick, Martin ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH
6 members of the crew survived the crash.
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Plot: Plot A Row 31 Grave 40
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56653474