Piligno, Rocco, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 394th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Camden
Last Address
Guinaun Air Strip, Samar Island, Philippines

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 (2nd Award)


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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1945

Description
(Western Pacific Campaign 15 June 1944 to 2 September 1945) Attacks on Truk, where the Japanese had a major base, continued as preparations were made for the invasion of the Marianas. The American troops that landed on Saipan on 15 June 1944 met bitter opposition; but, after a desperate Japanese counterattack on 7 July, organized resistance soon terminated. Tinian, invaded on 25 July, was won by I August. Guam, which had been seized by the Japanese on 10 December 1941, was invaded on 20 July and regained after 20 days of fighting. With the conquest of the Marianas, the United States gained valuable bases for an aerial offensive against Japan itself. To provide bases for operations against the Philipgines, the Palaus were invaded in mid-September. Later, aerial attacks were made on Formosa to support the invasion of the Philippines and Okinawa.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Feb 25, 2016
   
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  174 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bischof, Marcia
  • Burket, Harry Edgar, SSgt, (1939-1945)
  • Gilinsky, O E, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Harrison, Edward Farris, Lt Col, (1936-1949)
  • Horton, Roy, SSgt, (1943-1945)
  • Klimesh, Cyril (Cy), Capt, (1940-1963)
  • Mashaw, William Harvey, TSgt, (1942-1945)
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