New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1943, Italy|
Brother of Mrs. Janet Kolacki who resided in Buffalo, New York.
Stephen served as a Staff Sergeant & Turret Gunner on B-25C #41-13211, 445th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on April 10, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Electrician and also as Single, without dependents.
B-25C #41-13211 took off from Souk-el-Arba Airfield, Tunisia on a bombing mission over Ciampino, Italy. They were attacked & hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed near the target in Italy during the war.
Stephen was "Killed In Action" in this crash.
He was awarded a Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.
Service # 32280452
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Airmen who perished on B-25C #41-13211:
Binkowski, Stephen J ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, NY
Conners, Howard J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, WI
Gregory, John N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, MA
McLaughlin, Guy J, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NY
Neck, John S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MI
Springer, Richard L ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, PA
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Plot: Plot E Row 14 Grave 54
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56306569