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 Vincent G. Badolato
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Vincent G. Badolato

  • Birth Mar 1925 Santa Caterina dello Ionio, Provincia di Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
  • Death 8 Aug 1946 Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Courts of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 55818149

Eight men lost their lives in a OA-10 (PBY-A) crash one half mile off O'ahu, Territory of Hawaii. They include the crew and two soldiers getting a transport ride. Although the crash was observed and rescue efforts were launched immediately, no bodies were ever recovered.

Crew, 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron:
1st Lt Harris Kamis
2nd Lt Benjamin F Colson
2nd Lt Vincent G Badolato
Sgt Stanley R Kelley
Cpl Bedford K Metzger Jr
Pfc Riego C Miguel

Passengers:
1st Sgt Joseph G Ritchie
Pfc Richard K Albert

There are two soldiers named "Vincent Badolato" among the NARA WW 2 Army Enlistments from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Vincent Badolato" was born in Pennsylvania in 1914 and resided in Phildelphia. However, the only "Vincent G. Badolato" that appears was born in 1925 in "Italy or San Marino" and enlisted as a Private in the Army Air Corps at Miami Beach, Florida on September 23, 1943. Both men are given as single at the time of enlistment. One was a welder or flame cutter, the second's occupation is unknown. Although this last man seems to be a good candidate, his Service Number doesn't match the one as given by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

A "Vincenzo Badolato" emigrated from one of the Santa Caterinas in Italy. He arrived on 27 May 1898 in Philadelphia aboard the Alsatia. He must be a previous generation relative of Vincent's.


Resources:

* Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records), "Badolato, Vincent G., ASN 12206875", database found online at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA).
* Italians to America Passenger Data File, 1855 - 1900 and Manifest Header Data File, 1834 - ca. 1900 (Immigration Records), databases found online at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA).
* Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, August 9, 1946, page 1, banner headline article.
* Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, August 20, 1946, page 1, headline article.
* Kamis, Harris - Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF), US Army Human Resources Command.
* Kamis, Harris - Report of Major Accident, HQ Air Force Historical Research Agency.
* News item carried in numerous newspapers across the United States on August 8 and August 9, 1946, NewspaperArchive and other newspaper databases.
* American Battle Monuments Commission, "World War II database".


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  • Created by: seekerJay
  • Added: 3 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55818149
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent G. Badolato (Mar 1925–8 Aug 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55818149, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by seekerJay (contributor 46998289) .