Aiani

 

S/Sgt. Louis James Aiani Jr.


Born: 22 March 1923 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Louis J. Aiani Sr., & Susan Vacca-Aiani

Siblings: 4 brothers, 1 sister

Hometown: Elmwood Park, Illinois

Education:

    - John Mills School

    - Proviso Township High School

         - Class of 1941

Occupation:

    - Employed by Schwinn Bicycle Company - Chicago, Illinois

Inducted:

    - 28 October 1942

        - U. S. Army Air Corps

Serial Number: 16145097

Training: 

    - Camp Grant, Illinois

    - Tyndale Field, Florida

    - Lowery Field, Texas - 4 March 1942 to April 1943

           - assistant radio operator/waist gunner

Units:

    - 529th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Plane:

    - "Paper Doll" - B24 Liberator
        - nose gunner

Overseas Duty: 

    - Manbulloo Airfield, Australia - 28 April 1943 to 6 November 1943

    - Long Airfield, Australia - 7 November 1943

Engagements:

    - 19 bombing missions over Borneo

Killed in Action:

    - 19 January 1944

        - Plane shot down by Japanese fighters 120 miles south of Ambon, Ceram, Moluccas

        - Lost at Sea

Memorial:

    - Tablets of the Missing

        - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands


 

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