T/Sgt. John Chiarella

He served as a tailgunner on the B-26 Marauder memium bomer in the 9th Air Force. His crew struck the initial blow on D-Day. He entered the service on October 28, 1942 His piolet was Lt. James E Roberts. Two of the planes he served on where the "Duck Butt II" and the "Grim Reaper". Sgt. Chiarella received the Silver Star, The DFC, The Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, The Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater of Operations, and the European Theater of Operations. He once held the record for flying 75 missions.








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