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2Lt Sam Breslawski

2Lt Sam Breslawski

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Jan 1945 (aged 21–22)
Italy
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Plot I Row 2 Grave 10
Memorial ID 56306861 · View Source
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Sam served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on a B-24, 779th Bomber Squadron, 464th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on January 30, 1943 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a Machine shop and also as being Single, without dependents.

This B-24, number unknown, while returning from a bombing mission with one engine not working, crashed when making a landing in Italy during the war.

Sam was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded an Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O2063150

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Breslawski, Sam ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Dranoff, Isadore ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CO
Thompson, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Morrison, Peter J ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Vogl, George A, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY

The rest of the crew survived the crash.

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56306861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Sam Breslawski (1923–20 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56306861, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .