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Armato, John Joseph

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant John. Joseph Armato.

Unit/Placed in, 69th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group, Medium.


John is born approx. on Sep. 27, 1921 in New York .

Father, Joseph Armato.

Mother, Matilde (Orlando) Armato.

Sister(s), Frances, Bernadine and Matilda Armato.


John enlisted the service in New York with service number #0-822619 .


John‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

1st Lt.           Otto L. Carter Jr.              Pilot

1st Lt.           John J. Armato                 Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Don B. McFall                   Navigator

T/Sgt.          Brown J. Hubbard Jr.        Engineer

T/Sgt.          Audrey W. Markham          Radio Operator

Maj.             Stewart E. Whita               Passenger

1st Lt.           Ritchie T. Jones                 Passenger

T/Sgt.          Cecil A. Spurlack               Passenger


John died on a administrate mission when he did not return, and no radio communication on June 6, 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


John 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 Calverton National Cemetery,

Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/44-29584.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

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

69th Bomber Squadron
42nd Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Puerto Princesa Airfield, Palawan
Planes from Bomber Group
His rank First Lieutenant