Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Army 1
1921 1
New York 1
July 5,1943 2
Gerbini, Sicily 2

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Frank M Esposito 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1921 1
New York 1
July 5,1943 2
Gerbini, Sicily 2
Cause: KIA 2
Burial Place: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery & Memorial 2
Place: NewYork County, New York 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
03 Jul 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Serial Number:
12090347 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
S/Sgt. 2
Semiskilled occupations in fabrication of textile products, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0087 1
Film Reel Number: 1.80 1

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B-17 Assistant Radio Operator KIA

Gerbini, Sicily, Italy

     S/Sgt. Frank M. Esposito was the assistant radio operator in the B-17F Flying Fortress (#229483) nick-named Dee Zip Zip (99th Bomb Group, 348th Squadron).  Shot down during a raid on the Sicilian airfield at Gerbini on July 5, 1943.

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Pilot:  1st Lt. Albert E. Davis (O-662753) POW

Co-Pilot:  2nd Lt. Allan J. Ewoldt (O-729834) KIA

Navigator:  1st Lt. Herbert O. Perry (O-729665) POW

Bombardier:  1st Lt. Vincent E. Shank (O-729557) POW

Engineer:  T/Sgt. John B. Withrow (18046617) POW

Asst. Engineer:  S/Sgt. Allen B. Huckabee (37188870) Evade RTD

Radio Operator:  T/Sgt. David O. Fleming (36170277) Evade RTD

Asst. Radio Operator:  S/Sgt. Frank M. Esposito (12090347) KIA

Waist Gunner:  Sgt. Carson E. Logan (35512314) KIA

Tail Gunner:  S/Sgt. Robert W. Mills (34205020) KIA

Photographer:  Sgt. Neil E. Torssell (16020988) POW Escapes RTD

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