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T/SGT  Vincent FERRANICE

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: ROG
SERIAL #: STATUS: IIC
MACR: CR: 99950

Comments1: 12 MAY 45 NITE TRANSITION (CRASHED AT DISS)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT WADE D. PRATT                   P IIC 12 MAY 45  CRASHED DISS - ATTLEBORO RD.
2ND LT HAROLD L. RINTOUL            CP IIC 12 MAY 45  CRASHED DISS - ATTLEBORO RD.
2ND LT JOHN GROTTY                  NAV NOC
2ND LT WILLIAM G. WOODRUFF     BOM NOC
   CPL ERNEST T. DAMATO            ROG NOC
   CPL ANTHONY SZOTT                TTE IIC 12 MAY 45  CRASHED DISS - ATTLEBORO RD.
   CPL ROBERT G. GUIDI                 BTG IIC 12 MAY 45  CRASHED DISS - ATTLEBORO RD.
   CPL HANSEL H. ADKINS               WG NOC
   CPL WILLIAM M. LUCAS                TG NOC

418th Sqdn.. Crew joined 100th on 21 Jan 1945

On 12 may 45 Pratt, Rintoul, Szott, Guidi, S/Sgt VINCENT FERRANICE and 2nd Lt James T. Brand took off from Thorpe Abbotts in A/C #44-6790 on a night transition flight in the local area. Weather worsened, while the tower tried for 1 hour and twenty minutes before contacting the crew. When contact was established Pratt was advised to attempt a landing, the aircraft struck a tree and crashed about five miles W/NW of the base on the Diss - Attleboro Road.

Brand was KIC and all the others IIC.  The aircraft was destroyed.
--Records from Norton AFB 17 May 85....James R. Brown, Historian.

MEMO 2:

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Night Transition Flight DATE: 1945-05-12  
AIRCRAFT: (44-6790) CAUSE: CRASH  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 1605