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Badolato, Vincent Gerard

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Vincent Gerard Badolato.

Unit/Placed in, 7th Rescue Squadron.


Vincent is born approx. on 1 March 1925 in Italy.

Father, Domnick Badolato.

Mother, Vicoria Badolato.

Sister(s), Clara and Therese Badolato.

Parents, Sister Clara an Vincent were born in Italy, and immigrated the States at 1928.


Vincent enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2084188.


Vincent‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a OA-10A were,

1st Lt.          Harris Kamis                    Pilot

2nd Lt.         Benjamin F Colson             Co Pilot

2nd Lt.         Vincent G Badolato            Navigator

Sgt.              Stanley R Kelley                Radio Operator

Cpl.              Bedford K Metzger Jr        Asst. Engineer

Pfc.              Riego C Miguel                  Engineer

1st.               Sgt Joseph G Ritchie          Passengers

Pfc.              Richard K Albert               Passengers

Vincent died during a Training Flight by reason Unknown (Post War) on 8 Aug, 1946, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Vincent is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.cbi-history.com/part_iv_med.html#16

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

7th Air Rescue Squadron
OA-10A (Catalina)
DAYTON, Ohio - 1st & 7th Emergency Rescue Squadrons plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
His rank Second Lieutenant