Sarnicola, Vincent James (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Title

Sarnicola, Vincent James (Interview outline and video), 2015

Contributor

Erichsen, Wallace (Interviewer)

Description

Vincent Sarnicola was born on October 21, 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1941. In January 1942 he received his draft notice for the Army. He was sent to Camp White, Oregon for basic training, and at the end of that training requested a transfer to the Army Air Force. His request was granted and he was sent to Lackland Air Base, Texas for gunnery training. After completing gunnery training he was assigned to a B-24 crew, and after surgery was assigned to a new crew (the crew that he would be with for the rest of the war). He was assigned to crew #854 of the 64th Bombardment Squadron of the 43rd Bomb Group of the 5th Air Force. He was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber and flew missions out of Guam and the Philippines, attacking targets in Japan and China. After Japan's surrender he was sent home on October 15, 1945 and was discharged from Fort Sheridan, Illinois later that month.

Date

2015-01-22

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_SarnicolaV1727V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Sarnicola, Vincent James, “Sarnicola, Vincent James (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed May 30, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41125.
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