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SSgt Adolph J Blanco

SSgt Adolph J Blanco

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Jul 1944 (aged 23–24)
France
Burial Draguignan, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Plot Plot D Row 11 Grave 10
Memorial ID 56510465 · View Source
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Son of Mary C. Blanco who resided in Warren, Rhode Island.

Adolph served as a Staff Sergeant on B-24H "Twin Tails" #42-52259, 742nd Bomber Squadron, 455th Bomber Group, Heavy, 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 Air Corps on October 7, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.

Adolph was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down and crashed in France during the war.

He was awarded a Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 12168937

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-52259:

Blanco, Adolph J ~ S/Sgt, New York
Eginton, William S ~ S/Sgt, California
Morris, Herbert W ~ FO, Michigan

The rest of the crew survived the crash.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56510465
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Adolph J Blanco (1920–17 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56510465, citing Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, Draguignan, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .