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Pilot Officer Enrico ("Eric") William Zaccheo was an English airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in Pancras, London, in 1912, the son of Italian-born restaurant waiter Enrico and May Zaccheo (née Wellard), who was later a resident of Standish, Gloucestershire. His brother, Francesco ("Francis") Ercole, survived the war and went on to attain the rank of wing commander, retiring from the RAF in 1976.

Zaccheo, serving as a navigator in 102 Squadron, died on 17 June 1944, when his Handley Page Halifax (serial LW192) was shot down by a German night-fighter over the Netherlands while engaged on an operation against Sterkrade. The bomber's crew of seven was lost.[1]

He is buried in Buren General Cemetery.

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  1. Enrico Zaccheo, bombercrew.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012.

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