Name and Rank, Sergeant Peter R. Fabiano.
Unit/Placed in, 42nd Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Peter R. Fabiano was born approx. on 1921 in Winnebago County, Illinois.
Father, Domenic Fabiano.
Mother, Jennie (Cassaro) Fabiano.
Sisters, Sarah, Mary Jane and Marie Fabiano.
Brothers, Nicholas and Anthony Fabiano.
Peter entered the service from Chicago, Illinois in Nov. 12, 1940 with service number # 16003241.
Peter R. Fabiano was a Radio Operator (B-17) in the 42nd Bomber Squadron.
Peter’s crewmembers and their position onboard the B-17 were;
Cap. Harold P. Henley Pilot
1st Lt. Charles D. Bingham Co Pilot
2nd Lt. John J. Jackson Navigator
S/Sgt. Creste O. Natiello Bombardier
T/Sgt. Lester L. Gudenschwager Engineer
S/Sgt. William J. Toopo Asst. Engineer
S/Sgt. John N. Powers Radio Operator
Sgt. Peter R. Fabiano Asst. Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Willet T. Allen Gunner
T/Sgt. Martin L. Carper Jr. Gunner
Peter was KIA after the Mission the formation turned right (eastward) toward Choiseul Bay, and were intercepted by several Zeros. The plane was shot down by Zeros over Bougainville and crashed into Shortland Harbor area, on Feb. 1, 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Peter is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the Missing
Thanks to http://11thbombgroup.org/
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/