1Lt Dominic Francis Bellanca

1Lt Dominic Francis Bellanca

Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 17 Sep 1944 (aged 21–22)
Kavieng, Kavieng District, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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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 )


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.

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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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56751051
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Dominic Francis Bellanca (1922–17 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56751051, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by gracedv (contributor 48727850) .