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1Lt Dominic Francis Bellanca
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1Lt Dominic Francis Bellanca Veteran

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death
17 Sep 1944 (aged 23)
Kavieng, Kavieng District, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
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Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
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Son of Mrs. Josephine Bellanca who resided in Buffalo, New York, and the late Nicholas Bellanca.

Dominic served as a First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

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

Dominic was declared "Missing In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-23744

( Bio. by Russ Pickett )

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1st Lt. Bellanca was the co-pilot of PBJ-1D Mitchell (BuNo. 35086), (a Navy/Marine version of the USAAF B-25 Mitchell Bomber). He served with VMB-443, MAG-61, 1st MAW, FMF. He and his crew departed Emirau Airfield, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, were shot down over Kavieng Peninsula, New Ireland on 16 September 1944.

Crew:
1st Lt Benjamin G. Kinnick, Pilot
1st Lt Dominic F. Bellanca, Co-Pilot
MSgt Edward P. McCray, crewman
SSgt Edmund S. Santomasso, crewman
SSgt Arthur P. Going, crewman
Son of Mrs. Josephine Bellanca who resided in Buffalo, New York, and the late Nicholas Bellanca.

Dominic served as a First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

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

Dominic was declared "Missing In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-23744

( Bio. by Russ Pickett )

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1st Lt. Bellanca was the co-pilot of PBJ-1D Mitchell (BuNo. 35086), (a Navy/Marine version of the USAAF B-25 Mitchell Bomber). He served with VMB-443, MAG-61, 1st MAW, FMF. He and his crew departed Emirau Airfield, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, were shot down over Kavieng Peninsula, New Ireland on 16 September 1944.

Crew:
1st Lt Benjamin G. Kinnick, Pilot
1st Lt Dominic F. Bellanca, Co-Pilot
MSgt Edward P. McCray, crewman
SSgt Edmund S. Santomasso, crewman
SSgt Arthur P. Going, crewman


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  • Maintained by: gracedv
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56751051/dominic_francis-bellanca: accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Dominic Francis Bellanca (31 Jul 1921–17 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56751051, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by gracedv (contributor 48727850).