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TSgt John M Creatore

TSgt John M Creatore

Birth
New York, USA
Death 5 Apr 1943 (aged 27–28)
Belgium
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot H Row 1 Grave 12
Memorial ID 56297892 · View Source
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Son of Louis Creatore who resided in Liverpool, New York.

John served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-17F #42-5072, 367th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 21, 1941, prior to the war, in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Hospital Attendant and also as Single, without dependents.

John was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was shot down by German Fighters and crashed near their target at Erla Works, Antwerp, Belgium during the war.

He was awarded an Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12022826

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Airmen who perished on B-17F (#42-5072):

Clark, James S ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, WI
Creatore, John M ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Davis, Sidney E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, ME
Gross, James E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Haeft, Richard E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH
Parker, William H ~ Capt, Pilot, OH
Spaduzzi, Paul A ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, FL

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56297892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt John M Creatore (1915–5 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56297892, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .