SSGT Michael Aiello
Cenotaph

SSGT Michael Aiello

Birth
Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Sep 1944 (aged 35)
Netherlands
Cenotaph Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 33950840 · View Source
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S/Sgt Michael Aiello was killed in action in Holland Sept. 30, 1944, according to word received from the war department by his father, Jasper Aiello, of North Fourteenth street. Previously Sgt. Aiello had been reported missing since that date. His father and three brothers, Pete, Dominic and Tony, all of Springfield, survive.

IL State Journal, Springfield, IL, 12-6-1945
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This is a cenotaph since it is in memory only on his parents' stone. He is listed as missing in action in Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

His identified remains were buried in Camp Butler National Cemeteryat the end of October, 2017.
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Staff Sergeant, 401st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. U.S. Army, World War II
Service #16055052

Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge, American Campaign Medal & World War II Victory Medal

In September 1944, Aiello was a member of Company G, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR), which was attached to the 325th GIR for Operation Market Garden. American and German forces battled in a dense forest in the Netherlands, known as Kiekberg Woods. The battle, which lasted four days, was comprised of ferocious attacks and counterattacks by both sides and resulted in many American losses, including Aiello.

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of SSgt Aiello remains from the Ardennes American Cemetery for Americans who had been missing in action from WWII. He is returning home for burial with full military honors.

Aiello's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with other MIAs from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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  • Created by: BjJ
  • Added: 17 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33950840
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Michael Aiello (10 Jul 1909–30 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33950840, citing Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .