Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Rocco Joseph Altese.
Unit/Placed in, 673rd Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group (Light).
Rocco is born approx. on 1924 in Kings County, New York.
Father, Joseph Altese.
Mother, Mary Altese.
Parents born in Italy.
Rocco enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32878958.
Rocco ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a A-20 were,
1st Lt. Bernard F. Dotson Pilot
S/Sgt . Rocco J. Altese (Gunner Mechanic) Aerial Gunner
S/Sgt. Elmer R. Bevers (Armor Mechanic) Aerial Gunner
Rocco died no record presumably crashed due to engine failure on April 17, 1944, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Rocco is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/417th_Bombardment_Group.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com