1Lt Jack Michael Petrosillo

1Lt Jack Michael Petrosillo

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 6 Jun 1945 (aged 23)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Brother of Mrs. Bettina Baldassari who resided in Oakland, California.

Jack served as a First Lieutenant, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Alameda County, California prior to the war.

Jack was a passenger on B-24L #44-41482 that was also assigned to the 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group.

B-24L #44-41482 took off from McGuire Field (San Jose), Mindoro, Philippines on a courier flight bound for Floridablanca Airfield on Luzon Island, Philippines with a crew of 4 along with 20 passengers. They never arrived at their destination and are assumed to have crashed in the sea. It was noted that on that day there were heavy showers off the western end of Mindoro.

Jack was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

He was previously awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O-77601

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Crew that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Baldwin, Stephen D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Dolan, Gerald S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
McCarty, Elmo ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WV
Williams, Hans H ~ Capt, Pilot, IA

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Passengers that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Bacon, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, CO
Barnett, James J ~ S/Sgt, OR
Bartel, Robert E ~ 1st Lt, IL
Bedrick, Harold A ~ Cpl, NY
Dunayczan, Joseph X ~ T/Sgt, MI
Erickson, William F ~ Cpl, PA
Gooley, Joseph A ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Harring, Arthur R ~ Pfc, NY
Jonikas, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, IL
Kendall, Dean R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, CO
Knight, Thomas M ~ Cpl, NC
Lawson, John B ~ 1st Lt, OR
Little, Wade A ~ Sgt, OH
McCarty, Walter V ~ M/Sgt, MS
Miller, Ralph I ~ T/Sgt, MN
Petrosillo, Jack M ~ 1st Lt, CA
Shryock, John K, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Tierney, Joseph E ~ 1st Lt, CT
Van Beek, Franklin L ~ S/Sgt, MO
Ward, Thomas F ~ Cpl, NJ

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56757208
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Jack Michael Petrosillo (15 Mar 1922–6 Jun 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56757208, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .