Chiafari, Frank (NMI)

Individual Personnel Data
Name Chiafari, Frank (NMI)   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 32414759   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #42 dated 4 July 1943, effective 4 July 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 25 July 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York: Section J Site 14966
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 16117 (1.059 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Ward, P JPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Mondo, Walter JohnCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Bederman, RobertNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Janicek, George John, JrBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Chiafari, Frank (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerKIA
T/SGT. Landrum, Bert, JrEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ciamarra, Nicholas DominickBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Patton, William CTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Jackson, John FrancisFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Holmes, John LeeFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑30147 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Radio Operator 42‑29703 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back because of trouble with #2 engine oil pressure and erratic supercharger regulator on #4 engine.
Sortie Report
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑3024 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Damaged by enemy action, details uncertain.
Sortie Report

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