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Pvt Russell P Capogreco
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Birth: 1923
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

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Burial:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Plot A Row 31 Grave 40
 
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56653474
Pvt Russell P Capogreco
Added by: Loren Bender
 
Pvt Russell P Capogreco
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Pvt Russell P Capogreco
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 24, 2011
Rest in Peace
- Loren Bender
 Added: Aug. 2, 2009
 
 
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