SSgt Frank V La Maye

SSgt Frank V La Maye

Birth
New York, USA
Death 12 May 1945 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56752508 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Sylvia Cotugno who resided in Long Island, New York.

Frank served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on a B-24 (# unknown ), 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on January 11, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

The B-24 that he was on was last seen by others to explode right before it crashed into the sea. Cause is currently unknown and the entire crew perished.

Frank was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12225871

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Baum, Bertram I ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Chrisman, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Jordan, Emil A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
La Maye, Frank V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Morris, Leo G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ID
Moskovitz, Morree ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wells, Donal D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, DC
Wood, Thomas C ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Worfolk, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, RI
Young, William W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

One of the above enlisted crew members served as a "Radio Operator" and the records don't indicate which one of them.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56752508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Frank V La Maye (1925–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56752508, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .