Licari, Dominick J., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 312th Bombardment Group, Light
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Sergeant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1912
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Frankfort
Last Address
New Guinea

Casualty Date
Mar 13, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
New Guinea
Conflict
World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/India-Burma Campaign (1942-45)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 10567

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 Unit Assignments
389th Bombardment Squadron, Light312th Bombardment Group, Light
  1943-1944, 389th Bombardment Squadron, Light
  1943-1944, 312th Bombardment Group, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  A-20 Havoc  
  1943-1943, B-25 Mitchell
  1943-1944, A-20 Havoc
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt, Dominick J. Licari served with the 389th Bombardment Squadron, 312th Bombardment Group out of Gusap Airfield Morobe Province, New Guinea.  He served as a gunner aboard an A-20 Havoc bomber (tail number 42-54082)

While returning froma bombing mission on a Japanese airfield, the aircraft crashed into a mountain in Papua New Guinea on 13 March 1944.  His pilot, 2nd Lt. Valorie Pollard of Monterey, Calif., also was killed, along with four airmen in two other of the mission’s A-20s.  They all slammed into the same jungle-covered mountain in bad weather. (In the Finisterre Range at roughly 10,000'  near Zewan, New Guinea.)

He remained MIA until 2012 when his remains were recovered and identified through DNA testing.

He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Franfort, New York.
   
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