Rank and Name, Sergeant Lewis P. Annabalani.
Unit/Placed in, 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Lewis is born approx. on Oct. 13, 1925 in. Connecticut
Father, Angelo Annabalina.
Mother, Aurelia V. Annabalina.
Parents born in Italy.
Sister(s), Tina, Elda and Beatrice Annabalina.
Brother(s), Tony, Gene and Albert Annabalina.
Lewis enlisted the service in Connecticut with service number # 31411344.
Lewis ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Wesley H. Somers Pilot
2nd Lt. James C. McGinty Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Frederick P. Prevot Navigator
2nd Lt. James M. Moore Bombardier
2nd Lt. Kenneth E. Swanson Radar Observer
Pfc. Arthur H. Feinberg Engineer
Sgt. Leo D. Kehoe Radio Operator
Sgt. George R. Oberlander Jr. Gunner
Sgt. Lewis P. Annabalina Gunner
Lewis was KIA/died when returning from the mission the contact was lost (it’s presumed they crashed into the Bay of Bengal near Akyab Burma) on, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Lewis is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com