Sgt Stephen S Rydel

Sgt Stephen S Rydel

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Jan 1944 (aged 23–24)
Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56366387 · View Source
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Son of Stanley Rydel and Mary Rydel.

Stephen, who resided at 214 Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Sergeant and radio-gunner on a B-24 bomber in the 443rd Bomber Squadron, 320th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on July 22, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

He was declared "Missing In Action" over Italy during the war.

He was decorated with a Citation of Honor, Air Medal, and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32076524


Inscription

SGT 443 BOMB SQ 320 BOMB GP(M) DELAWARE

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56366387
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Stephen S Rydel (1920–16 Jan 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56366387, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .