SSgt Michael Raznoff

SSgt Michael Raznoff

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 13 Oct 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56777307 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 7, 1946.

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Son of Carl Raznoff who resided in Tampa, Florida.

Michael served as a Staff Sergeant & Radar Operator on a PBY-5A, OA-10A #44-33889, 3rd Squadron, 5276th Rescue Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hillsborough County, Florida prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 1, 1942 at Camp Blanding, Florida. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Bellmen and also as Single, without dependents.

OA-10A #44-33889 took off from Sorido Strip (APO #920) Biak Island, Papua New Guinea on a search & rescue mission over the Helen Island Area, Papua New Guinea. After takeoff OA-10A #44-33889 was never seen or heard from again. They are believed to have crashed at sea for an unknown reason during the war.

Michael was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 34245281

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Those who perished on OA-10A #44-33889:

Ashburn, Byrd ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Carnegie, Lew J ~ Capt, Pilot, MO
Crump, Benjamin, III ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, LA
Grimm, Chester E ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Lauricella, Donald D J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator
Maxwell, Harry M, Jr ~ Sgt, Asst. Radio Op, PA
Proctor, Carey A ~ S/Sgt, Surg. Tech, NY
Raznoff, Michael ~ S/Sgt, Radar Operator, FL
White, Thomas F ~ Ensign, Navy, RI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56777307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Michael Raznoff (1921–13 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56777307, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .