SSGT Kosta “Deano” Giannaras

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SSGT Kosta “Deano” Giannaras

Birth
Dorothy, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 8 Aug 1943 (aged 24)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Boone County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 54985103 · View Source
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Staff Sergeant aboard B-24D Liberator
#41-23751 "Big Emma" with the 321st Bomb
Squadron, 90th Bomb Group, World War II.

His aircraft took off from Five Mile Drome
near Port Moresby on a patrol mission to
the north coast of New Guinea. Returning to
base in terrible weather, the pilot requested
of the control tower that they turn on search
lights, but they were unable to locate the
airfield.

Lost, the bomber ultimately crashed in a
mangrove swamp, killing all twelve crew members.

KIA included:

2nd Lt. John T Moller, Pilot
1st Lt. Hobert Thompson, Co-Pilot
1st Lt. Stanley D Whitney, Jr
2nd Lt. Olyn H Hill
2nd Lt. Leonard H Weiler
TSgt. Harold E Hampsmire
TSgt. Morris E Acuff
SSgt. Harris H "Skippy" Horder
SSgt. Edward D Rogers
SSgt. William Saltzman
SSgt. Joseph G Barry


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SSGT, 321 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Kenneth & Carolyn
  • Added: 15 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54985103
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Kosta “Deano” Giannaras (13 Aug 1918–8 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54985103, citing Lawson Cemetery, Boone County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth & Carolyn (contributor 46788418) .