Last Known Activity Charles Allessio graduated from Pittsfield High in 1939. He was son to Mr and Mrs Leo Allessio of Pittsfield, MA, and served in the USAAF as a 2/Lt Navigator with 492nd BG in England during WWII. He was killed while on a "Carpetbagger" mission to occupied Norway when the B-24 he was in crashed on Orkney, Scotland.
One of the four original numbered air forces, Second Air Force was activated as the Northwest Air District of the GHQ Air Force on 19 October 1940, at McChord Field, Washington. It was redesignated Second Air Force on 26 March 1941 with a mission for the defense of the Pacific Northwest and Upper Great Plains regions of the United States.