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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com