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SSgt Stephen J Binkowski

SSgt Stephen J Binkowski

Birth
New York, USA
Death 19 Jul 1943 (aged 30–31)
Italy
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Plot E Row 14 Grave 54
Memorial ID 56306569 · View Source
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Brother of Mrs. Janet Kolacki who resided in Buffalo, New York.

Stephen served as a Staff Sergeant & Turret Gunner on B-25C #41-13211, 445th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on April 10, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Electrician and also as Single, without dependents.

B-25C #41-13211 took off from Souk-el-Arba Airfield, Tunisia on a bombing mission over Ciampino, Italy. They were attacked & hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed near the target in Italy during the war.

Stephen was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded a Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32280452

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Airmen who perished on B-25C #41-13211:

Binkowski, Stephen J ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, NY
Conners, Howard J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, WI
Gregory, John N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, MA
McLaughlin, Guy J, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NY
Neck, John S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MI
Springer, Richard L ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56306569
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Stephen J Binkowski (1912–19 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56306569, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .