Staff Sergeant Vincent P. Filippone of New York, U.S.A. died in Northern Ireland when B-26B Marauder #41-18072 crashed close to Toome Airfield, Co. Antrim.
Staff Sergeant Vincent P. Filippone (12188487) served in 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. He was born on 29th January 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Vincent enlisted on 24th November 1942 at New York, New York, U.S.A. and was based at Toome Airfield, Co. Antrim from June 1944 – July 1944. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Filippone died on American Independence Day, 4th July 1944 while serving as a radio operator on B-26B #41-18072. The plane crashed tail first in a peat bog on high ground in Co. Antrim while on a short navigational flight from Toome Airfield.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast on 5th July 1944. After the war, Filippone was repatriated to Plot J, Grave 15109 of Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, U.S.A.