Corp Joseph Martin Vignola

Corp Joseph Martin Vignola

Delaware, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 23–24)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56251004 · View Source
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Joseph, who reside at 2119 Gilles Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Corporal, 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on January 23, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being Married.

Joseph was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227).

On her fifth voyage the S.S. Paul Hamilton left Hampton Roads, Virginia on April 2, 1944 as part of convoy U.G.S. 38, carrying supplies and the ground personnel of the 485th Bombardment Group and the 5th Reconnaissance Group of the United States Army Air Forces to Italy.

On the evening of April 20th the Hamilton and other ships in the convoy were attacked 30 miles (48 km) in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cape Bengut near Algiers by 23 German Ju 88 bombers.

One aerial torpedo struck the Paul Hamilton and detonated the cargo of high explosives and bombs, and the ship and crew disappeared within 30 seconds. A total of approximately 580 men where lost.

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

He had served in the Air Corps for one year and three months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

Service # 32488637

Son of Carmen Vignola and Philomina Dolfonso Vignola.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56251004
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Joseph Martin Vignola (1920–20 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56251004, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .