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Frank DiPaola in uniform (image courtesy of his niece ML).


Frank B. DiPaola, Private First Class, Missing in Action (MIA) in the CBI during WWII.  Originally from Hartford, CT, he was lost with three other members of the crew on a flight from Jorhat, India, to Chengtu (Chengdu), China, on...[Frank B. DiPaola]

Frank B. DiPaola

Frank DiPaola in uniform.

Frank DiPaola in uniform (image courtesy of his niece ML).

Frank B. DiPaola, Private First Class, Missing in Action (MIA) in the CBI during WWII.  Originally from Hartford, CT, he was lost with three other members of the crew on a flight from Jorhat, India, to Chengtu (Chengdu), China, on 15 May 1944, while flying in a C-87 (a variant of the B-24 airframe modified to carry cargo), as part of India-China Wing, Air Transport Command (ATC).  The members of this flight were:

1) Pilot: 2nd Lt. James D. McDowell

2) Co-pilot: 1st Lt. Carl F. Christian

3) Radio Operator: Clarence I. Anderson

4) Crew Chief: Frank B. DiPaola 

Click here to see the Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) for this crew.

(Image at the top courtesy of friend of Frank DiPaola, Thomas J. McGann.)

If you can provide any more information on Mr. DiPaola, please contact Pat at pat@rshonor.org.

 

 

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Nick and his younger brother Donald.

A marker in remembrance of Frank DiPaola at the Mount St. Benedict Cemetary in CT.  His name is also listed at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines. (Image courtesy of his niece ML.)  

 

 

 

 

 



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