Fazio, Vincent Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Fazio, Vincent Joseph, "Vince"   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-703123   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot B Row 5 Grave 2

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Gowder, Charles FredPilotCT
2nd Lt. Thompson, Willard H, "Will"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Fazio, Vincent Joseph, "Vince"NavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Brooks, James Joseph, "JJ"BombardierCT
S/SGT. Barnes, Francis EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Beaugh, George (NMI), "Opelousas Kid"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PVT. Sacco, Salvatore R, "Sal"Ball Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Williamson, James Edward, "Cotton"Tail GunnerCT
SGT. Leber, Richard Edward, "Dick"Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Navigator 42‑31211 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0928 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Landed away at RAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Navigator 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Navigator 42‑107058 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Navigator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to crew casualties and battle damage. This aircraft had two killed and four wounded aboard. 2nd Lt. Charles Gowder was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. S/Sgt. James E. Williamson, tail gunner, was awarded the Silver Star.
Sortie Report

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