|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1914|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1990, USA|
According to a MACR filed in 1943, S/Sgt Romeo Giagnini was assigned to the 15th Air Force, 376th Bomb Group, 512th Bomb Squadron during WWII. He was the Armor Gunner on a B-24D #42-40658. The target was a marshalling yards in Vincenza Italy on 28 Dec 1943. His plane was badly damaged by fighter strikes and had to be abandoned. S/Sgt Giagnoni and five crew members (co-pilot Lt Albert Matthai, navigator Lt Norman Troxell, bombardier Capt Ward Walker, engineer T/Sgt Peter Stiles, and radio operator William Butler)were able to bail out and were taken prisoner.. Four crew members (pilot Thomas Haigh, tail gunner S/Sgt Joseph A Kerschner, asst. engineer Pvt Winston Ivey, and asst radio operator S/Sgt Leonard P Hagar) were killed either on the plane or when it crashed near Padua Italy on 28 Dec 1943.
S/Sgt Giagnoni eventually returned to the US.
Created by: Memory Keeper2
Record added: Jul 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74062242
Thank you for your service to our country, S/Sgt Giagnoni.|
Added: Jul. 28, 2011