49th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bombardment (Bomb) Group (Heavy)
305th Bomb Group, 364 Bomb Squadron (Heavy), 8th Air Force
United States Army Air Corps
1942 -- 1945
420th Technical School Squadron, Amarilo Army Air Field Yearbook.
Steve Marchioli's classmates...Steve is on the sixth row from top, last soldier on right.
Steve Marckioli's War Bride:
While stationed in England, Steve Marchioli met his future wife, Glenis Holbrow who was at the time working as a radar technician, watching the buzz bombs come over England.
Steve Marchioli's Ribbons and Awards
Below we can see that Steve Marchioli attained the rank of T/Sgt. in the U.S.A.A.F. He completed 36 missions over Europe and was a crew member of two planes...the Flak Eater and the Thunder Mug. He received decorations such as the Air Medal, with FIVE Oak Leaf Clusters, the European Theater Medal, the Victory in Europe Medal among others.
Steve Marchioli's Air Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster Citation
He received an Air Medal with FIVE Oak Leaf Clusters. Below you can read the actual citations accompanying the awards.
Steve Marchioli's Air Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster Authorization
Steve Marchioli's European Theater ---- with FOUR Bronze Stars and Aerial Gunner Badge Authorization
Steve Marchioli's Aerial Gunner Badge Authorization
The Missions Photographs
Dad and Friends:
Read Steve Marchioli's B-17 Engineer/Gunner's Story. Steve Marckioli
We at World War II Stories -- In Their Own Words wish to offer our gratitude and "Thank You" to Mr. William "Bill" Marchioli for his very kind offer to share the above information and photographs pertaining to his Dad, Steve Marchioli's service during the war.
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