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Fabiano, Peter R.

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

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/

42nd Bomber Squadron
11th Bomber Group
Hendersairfield ,Guadacanal
His rank Sergeant