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PFC Vito W Bandinelli

Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 16 Jun 1943 (aged 21)
Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section AA, Lot 54, Grave 1
Memorial ID 91430720 · View Source
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Vito served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on July 30, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed in the production of bakery product and also as Single, without dependents.

Vito died in the "Line Of Duty" in a B-24 Bomber crash in Tennessee during the war.

Service # 32381555

( Below Article found by:
Janice Hollandsworth )

Buffalo Soldier Dies in Bomber Crash. Private First Class Vito W. Bandinelli, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Bandinelli, 443 Massachusetts Ave., was killed almost instantly Wednesday when the four-engined B-24 bomber, of which he was a crew member, crashed in taking off from the Smyrna (Tenn.) Army Airfield. Three captains and another enlisted man also were killed in the crash. Private Bandinelli, in the Army since last August, was an airplane mechanic. He was stationed in Atlantic City before going to Smyrna. A former McKinley High School student, he is survived by his parents, four brothers, Sergt. Anthony in Africa, James, Angelo and Nicholas, and two sisters, Rose and Josephine.




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 6 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91430720
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Vito W Bandinelli (25 Sep 1921–16 Jun 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91430720, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .