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1LT Mitchell S Spadone

1LT Mitchell S Spadone

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 7 Jan 1943 (aged 23–24)
Solomon Islands
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 65-66
Memorial ID 46250230 · View Source
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Mitchell served as a 1st Lieutenant and Navigator on B-26B "Krejan" (#41-17550), 69th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Carroll County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 10, 1941, prior to the war, at Grenier Field, Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

He was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant on October 10, 1942.

Mitchell was "Killed In Action" when his B-26B was shot down over Rekata Bay, Santa Isabel Island, Solomon Islands.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred 20 yards from Rekata Bay beach and 50 yards south of the road crossing the tip of Suavanau Point. He was later repatriated here on August 25, 1949.

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

Service # O-437473

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The "Krejan" (#41-17550) crew:

Behling, Lincoln E., Capt, Pilot, UT
Hughes, Charles C., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, KY
Mulcahy, Daniel M., Sgt, Engineer, IL
Pietroluongo, Raffaele, Pfc, Tail Gunner, MA
Sharp, Otis L., S/Sgt, Radio-Op, AR
Spadone, Mitchell S., 1st Lt, Navigator, NH
Wiesner, Blaine K., 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, OH

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Eric Kreft
  • Added: 2 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46250230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Mitchell S Spadone (1919–7 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46250230, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .