Cifelli, George Emil

Individual Personnel Data
Name Cifelli, George Emil   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 32459370   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #176 dated 28 December 1943, effective 28 December 1943.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 11 February 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France: Plot B Row 16 Grave 13
Additional Information
Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #14 dated 21 January 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 2529 (12.848 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Widener, Seth Granell, JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. McNabb, Edward GCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Wickman, Alfred LouisNavigatorPOW
S/SGT. Smith, William EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cifelli, George EmilEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA

Crew History

The Widener Crew was assigned to the 547th BS on 28 December 1943. At that time, the crew included only the five members listed. The copilot, McNabb, was transferred after flying only two combat missions with other crews (while Widener flew his 'orientation' missions as copilot with an experienced crew).

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑39962 Combat Mission Credit
Last seen approaching French Coast making a left turn losing altitude, going into a steep spiral and into a dive at 10,000 ft; fire in bomb-bay, from several accounts in the MACR; crashed near Saint-Vaast-d'Équiqueville, France. MACR 2529
Sortie Report

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