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SSgt Victor R Blaskovits, Jr

SSgt Victor R Blaskovits, Jr

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 7 Jun 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56751106 · View Source
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Having officially gone "Missing In Action" on the above date, He was not officially declared as being dead by the military until April 9, 1946.

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Victor served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24J #42-110140, 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th 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 on January 8, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-110140 took off, with a crew of 10, on a strike mission. They were last seen near Truk Island and after that sighting they they were not seen nor heard from again. The entire crew was lost.

Victor was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32732083

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-110140:

Abdo, Edward S ~ Capt, Navigator, MI
Blaskovits, Victor R, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Faunce, James J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MA
Gendering, Nathan ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Gilmore, Walter F ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, RI
Linville, Jimmy F ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, WV
Lock, John H, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Meyerson, Joseph ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Sikorski, Francis W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Smith, Edwin R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751106
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Victor R Blaskovits, Jr (3 Oct 1920–7 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751106, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .