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Corp Louis V Dombroski

Corp Louis V Dombroski

New York, USA
Death 9 May 1945 (aged 23–24)
Osaka, Japan
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 42357605 · View Source
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Louis served as a Corporal & Gunner on B-29B "RoadApple" #42-63600, 21st Bomber Squadron, 501st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 4, 1943 in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

He was promoted to the rank of Corporal on October 18, 1944.

Louis was "Killed In Action" when his B-29 was hit by Japanese Anti-Aircraft gun fire and crashed near Osaka, Japan during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Louis was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on March 28, 1950.

Service # 42026412

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.


Airmen who perished on B-29B #42-63600:

Babitsky, Charles ~ S/Sgt, New York
Chambers, Samuel J ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, Pennsylvania
Dombroski, Louis V ~ Corp, Gunner, New York
Florio, Perry ~ Corp, Gunner, New York
Garrett, Thomas R ~ Major, California
Hamilton, Richard H ~ ( "see below" )
Kaczowka, Stephen J ~ Corp, Gunner, Massachusetts
Titensor, Allen Earl ~ Major, Pilot, California
White, Luther H ~ Capt, Kentucky
Williams, Donald S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Utah
Wilson, Arthur N ~ Corp, Gunner, Wisconsin

Captain Richard H. Hamilton, who was an observer on this flight, was able to bailout. He was "executed" by the Japanese as a war criminal along with 14 others on July 21, 1945.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Special thanks to ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 25 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42357605
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Louis V Dombroski (1921–9 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42357605, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .