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Rank; Aviation Radioman Third Class Rosario Vincent Albanese.
Unit/placed; Bombing Squadron (VB-13), PBY4 based on the USS Franklin (CV-13), United states Naval Reserve .
Rosario was born in 1925 in South Ozone Parc, New York.
Father, Vincenzo Albanse.
Mother, Lena Albanese.
Rosario entered the service from New York with serial number # 81167545.
Rosario’s crew members and their position on board the plane a PBY4 were;
Rosario V. Albanese was Killed in Action when the USS Franklin was attacked and hit by several Japanese dive bombers (Kamikaze), on Oct. 30, 1944, and he is honored with the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Purple Heart and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Rosario V. Albanese is mentioned/buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial,
Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
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