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SSgt Anthony Carpentieri

SSgt Anthony Carpentieri

Birth
New York, USA
Death 16 Dec 1943 (aged 32–33)
At Sea
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot L Row 9 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56297431 · View Source
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Anthony served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17 (#42-30860), 337th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Richmond County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 20, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, New York. He was noted as being employed in the production of confections and also as Single, with dependents.

Anthony was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, while returning from a bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, was crashed into by B-17 "Holy Mackeral" (#42-3265) and ended up crashing into the Wadden Sea (North Sea).

The "Holy Mackeral" had been hit by enemy flak causing an explosion on board and the pilot, 2nd Lt. Ewing J Leblanc, lost control of his B-17 due to the damage done by the enemy.

His remains were recovered from the Wadden Sea after the crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32409354

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Airmen who perished on B-17 (#42-30860):

Carpentieri, Anthony, S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, New York
Girvin, Robert P., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, California
Hull, John B., S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, New York
Kelly, Clarence E., S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, Georgia
Lemieux, Arthur L., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Maine
Rucker, Richard W., S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Indiana
Schanke, Elbert W., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Minnesota
Schroeder, Merl L., 1st Lt, Pilot, Idaho
Tracy, Henry A., 2nd Lt, Navigator, Nebraska
Wade, Ivan J., T/Sgt, Radio Operator, California

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For the Crew of B-17 "Holy Mackeral" (#42-3265) see:

Le Blanc, Ewing J., 2nd Lt, Pilot, Louisiana

( Above bio & Crew Reports by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Information previously submitted to Find A Grave:

Entered the service from New York.
SSgt Carpentieri was killed in action. He was a Left waist gunner.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56297431
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Anthony Carpentieri (1910–16 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56297431, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .