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2Lt Edward Gennaro Samara

2Lt Edward Gennaro Samara

New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1943 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot D Row 17 Grave 1
Memorial ID 56360712 · View Source
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Edward served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-17F #42-30027, 533rd Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 2, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Railroad Brakemen and also as Single, without dependents.

Edward was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by German flak and crashed in the North Sea three miles west of Benserseil, opposite Langeroog Island, Germany during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-734511

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-30027:

Cutting, William K ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, IA
Frisbee, Lewis E ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NC
Hamilton, John H, Jr ~ Capt, Co-Pilot, IL
Kurnafil, Stephen ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Leidecker, Theodore W ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, IL
Pruiett, Cecil A ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IL
Rogers, Edward J, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MO
Samara, Edward G ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Schrader, Robert K ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, PA
Yarnell, William W ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, AR

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


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  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56360712
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Edward Gennaro Samara (1918–25 Jun 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56360712, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .