Quick Search
360th Vitale Crew
Hector F. Vitale, Pilot
 Home About Us Contact Us Donate Newsletter 8th AFHS Links FAQ Facebook Search
 Personnel Aircraft Nose Art B-17 Thunderbird Ground Support Uniforms Journals More Info
 Mission Reports Combat Crews Individual Photos Photos POW KIA MACR Overseas Graves TAPS


HECTOR F. VITALE CREW - 360th BS
B-17G #42-31340 Miss Liberty 360BS (PU-D)
(crew assigned 360BS: 11 June 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Charles F. Cassidy (B) 2Lt Hector F. Vitale (P),
F/O Leo J. Boyle (CP), 2Lt Jack C. Hardwick (N)

(Front L-R) Sgt Francis E. Nordberg (WG), Sgt Andrew H. Younger (TG),
T/Sgt Joseph C. Reale (E), Sgt Raymond J. Tomolli (WG),
S/Sgt Hillary C. 'Cecil' Miller, Jr. (R), Sgt Hal B. Thomas, Jr. (BT)



HECTOR F. VITALE CREW - 360th BS
(photo: Dalhart, Texas - 27 April 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Hector F. Vitale (P), F/O Leo J. Boyle (CP),
2Lt Charles F. Cassidy (B), 2Lt Jack C. Hardwick (N)
(Front L-R) T/Sgt Joseph C. Reale (E), S/Sgt Hillary C. 'Cecil' Miller, Jr. (R),
Sgt Francis E. Nordberg (WG), Sgt Andrew H. Younger (TG),
Sgt Hal B. Thomas, Jr. (BT), Sgt Raymond J. Tomolli (WG)


32 Combat Missions flown by T/Sgt Joseph C. Reale (E)

Mission /Target Date Aircraft Nose Art **
#185 Fiefs/Predefin, France June 19, 1944 B-17G #42-37841 Banshee
#186 Hamburg Germany June 20, 1944 B-17G #42-37841 Banshee
#187 Berlin, Germany June 21, 1944 B-17G #43-37654 (No Name)
#188 Wizernes, France June 22, 1944 B-17G #42-31432 Old Glory
#189 Lille, France June 22, 1944 B-17G #43-37654 (No Name)
#190 Bremen, Germany June 24, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#192 Sens, France June 25, 1944 B-17G #42-37841 Banshee
#193 Juvincourt, France June 28, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#196 Gilze-Rigen, Holland July 05, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#197 Beaumetz, France July 06, 1944 B-17G #42-97893 Minnie the Moocher
#198  Leipzig, Germany    July 07, 1944B-17G #42-31405  Wallaroo MK II
#199 Etaples, France July 08, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#200 Chateaudon, France July 09, 1944 B-17G #42-97905 (No Name)
#201 Munich, Germany July 11, 1944 B-17G #44-6124 (No Name)
#202 Munich, Germany July 12, 1944 B-17G #44-6124 (No Name)
#203 Munich, Germany July 13, 1944 B-17G #42-97893 Minnie the Moocher
#205 Peronne/Jussy, France July 17, 1944 B-17G #42-97546 Idaliza
#206 Pennemunde, Germany July 18, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#210 Creil, France July 23, 1944 B-17G #42-107196 Temptress
#211 St. Lo, France July 24, 1944 B-17G #42-97329 Flak Hack
#212 St. Lo, France July 25, 1944 B-17G #42-97853 Lucky Linda
#213 Murseburg, Germany July 28, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#214 Murseburg, Germany July 29, 1944 B-17G #42-107196 Temptress
#215 Munich, Germany July 31, 1944 B-17G #42-107196 Temptress
#218 Pennemunde, Germany August 04, 1944 B-17G #42-97187 Miss Umbriago
#220 7-no-Ball target France August 05, 1944 B-17G #42-97861 Iza Vailable III
#221 Genshagen, Germany August 06, 1944 B-17G #42-97329 Flak Hack
#223 Caen Area France August 08, 1944 B-17G #42-97853 Lucky Linda
#224 Pirmasens, Germany August 09, 1944 B-17G #42-97853 Lucky Linda
#225 Brest, France August 11, 1944 B-17G #42-97853 Lucky Linda
#229  Wiesbaden, Germany   August 15, 1944 B-17G #42-97329  Flak Hack
#230 Liege/Benoit, Beliugm August 18, 1944 B-17G #42-37841 Banshee

** See: Nose Art photos



T/Sgt Joseph C. Reale at work and at play.

[Molesworth crew photo courtesy of Hector F. Vitale]
[USA Training photo, additional photos, and T/Sgt Reale's missions courtesy of his son, Martin J. Reale]