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Rank and Name, Aviation Machinst’s Mate Third Class Frank A. Abanello.
Unit/placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron (VP-101)”Black Cats”, United States Naval Reserve.
Frank was born on Nov. 21, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Father, Tony Albanello.
Born in Italy.
Mother,Louise Albanello .
Sister, Elba Albanello.
Frank entered the Service from Missouri with service number # 6695222.
Frank’s crew members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-1- were;
Ens. A. O. Polston Pilot
Ens. R. W. Allen Co Pilot
Amm1. J. W. Coole Navigator
Arm1. F. G. Meisner Bombardier
Arm1. J. J. Reardon Radio Operator
Arm3 . J. W. Ellsworth Asst. Radio Operator/Gunner
Amm3. F. A. Albanello Gunner
Aom2. R. G. Ley Gunner
Aom3. L. E. Manning Gunner
Frank died in a plane crash for unknown reason, on Aug. 25, 1944. he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Frank is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to ABMC, https://abmc.gov http://navylog.navymemorial.org , Jean Louis Vijgen , Familysearch.com https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Sean Cojenos, Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org, Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. : http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider, Armand Hendriks https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/