PVT Frank J Amato

PVT Frank J Amato

Birth
Death 24 Mar 1944 (aged 19)
England
Burial North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Block 66, Section B, Tier G, Grave 47
Memorial ID 64607760 · View Source
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Frank J. Amato
Home: New Jersey
Unit: 1121st Quartermaster Company
According to USAAF Data 876th Chemical Company
Service #32913996
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44

The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donalds book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE.
This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people perished in the incident, including the crew of 11 and 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village. Two civilian children, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips were killed in their families bungalow.

Sgt. Nils S. Johnson
Sgt. Edward W. Dell
CPL. Sebastion J. Attilio
CPL. Robert Paul McClain
PFC. Michael R. Arato
PFC. Arnold N. Chipoletti
PFC. William Loren Dickerson
PFC. Frank J. Amato


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PVT, 1121 QM CO WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 24 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64607760
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Frank J Amato (12 Oct 1924–24 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64607760, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .