STAFF SERGEANT ANTHONY FRANK DIBERARDINE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

November 25, 1922 (Malden, MA) – October 11, 1944; 21 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 9 Crescent Terrace, South Norwalk
Enlisted on November 12, 1942
Service number: 11102173
388TH BOMBER GROUP, 389TH BOMBER SQUADRON
MIA

Awarded the Air Medal two times.

Anthony was a Passenger on B-25D “Five Minutes To Midnight” #41-30525, 389th Bomber Squadron, 312th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force. B-25D #41-30525 was transporting airmen, who were eligible to be rotated back to the United States, and took off from Hollandia Airfield on a flight bound for Nadzab Airfield, New Guinea. Anthony was declared “Missing In Action” when this B-25 never reached the Nadzab Airfield.

Airmen who perished on this flight:

Anthony, Richard J ~ T/Sgt, Passenger, PA
Brockhouse, Albert G ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Di Berardine, Anthony F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, CT
Eddy, Albert C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Emery, George H ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, MA
Mac Elveen, James W ~ S/Sgt, Crew Chief, NY
Marcus, Arthur J ~ Sgt, Passenger, NY
McKenna, John J ~ Sgt, Passenger, OH
Preston, Ralph D ~ FO, Co-Pilot, OK
Schnell, Sidney ~ Sgt, Passenger, NY
Shearin, Thomas R ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, PA
Weiss, Nevin S ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NY

From pacificwrecks.com

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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