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S2 Patsy Capobianco

S2 Patsy Capobianco

New York, USA
Death 19 Mar 1945 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56117192 · View Source
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Capobianco.

Patsy served as a Seaman, Second Class, on the U.S.S. Franklin (CV-13), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided at 19 Locust St., Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

The Franklin, which had maneuvered to within 50 miles (80 km) of the Japanese mainland, was hit by two semi-armor-piercing bombs from a single Japanese aircraft. One bomb struck the flight deck centerline, penetrating to the hangar deck, effecting destruction and igniting fires. The second bomb hit aft, tearing through two decks and igniting more fires.

The Franklin lost 807 crewmen.

Patsy was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 8060436

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Seaman First Class George R. Loftus and Seaman Second Class Leon G. Shebloski, Jr., both also of Rochester, NY and also on the U.S.S. Franklin, were declared "Missing In Action" on the same day during that battle.

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The Franklin survived the attack and the war and received four battle stars for her World War II service.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56117192
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for S2 Patsy Capobianco (1920–19 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56117192, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .