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Appignani, George P.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant George P. Appingnani.

Unit/Placed in, 44th Bomber Squadron, 40th Bomber Group, (Very Heavy).


George is born approx. on 1921 in New York.

Father, Pinardi Appignami.

Born in Italy.

Mother, Themis Appignani.

Born in Greece.

Sister(s), Concetta and Anna Appignani.

Brother(s), Lorenzo Appignani.


George enlisted the service in New York with service number # 0-864896.


George ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,

Maj.          Ronald A. Harte                  Pilot

1st Lt.       James D. Haddow               Co Pilot

1st Lt.       Robert L. Brush                  Navigator

1st Lt.       Harry O. Lee Jr.                 Bombardier

1st Lt.       George E. Appignani            Flight Engineer

S/Sgt.       Edward A. Gisburne Jr.        Radar Observer

S/Sgt.       Lyman I. Mcgehee               Radio Operator

Pfc.           Clement E. Gorman             Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt.       Dale E. Johnson                  Right Waist Gunner

S/Sgt.       Algeron Matulis                  Central Fire Control

T/Sgt.       Harry Srock                       Tail Gunner

George was KIA when after the mission they were hit by Anti-Aircraft and crashed on May 25, 1945,  he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


George is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, 44th Bomber Squadron

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

44th Bomber Squadron
40th Bomber group
West Field, Tinian
His rank First Lieutenant
George P. Appignani