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Aquino, Dominic

Rank and Name, Aviation Ordnance man Third Class Dominic Rocco Aquino.

Unit/Placed in, Navy Patrol Squadron 33 (VP-33) “Black Cats”.


Dominic is born approx. on no record.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Dominic enlisted the service in New York with service number # 6010283.

Dominic ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBY-5 were,

Ltjg.             John E. Tuohy                   Pilot

Ens.             Otto W. Bushey

S2.               Corayzo Giacommetti

Rm2.            John P. Hartigan

Amm2.         Robert L. Ayers

Aom2.          Robert G. Brooker

Sf1.              Artur J. Wieltz

Amm3.         Tom D. Balesteri

Aom3.          Dominic R. Aquino


Dominic died because an engine failure, they got in a spiral and crashed near Samarai, New Guinea on May 21, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Dominic is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.vpnavy.com/

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Navy Patrol Squadron 33 (VP-33)
NAS (Naval Air Station) Kanohe Bay
His rank Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class