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Aiani, S/Sgt. Louis J. Jr.


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 
Home: 2153 North73rd Court – Elmwood Park, Illinois 
– John Mills School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1941 
– Employed by Schwinn Bicycle Company – Chicago, Illinois 
Selective Service Registration – 26 June 1942
Contact Person: Louis Aiani – father
– 28 October 1942 
– U. S. Army Air Corps 
Serial Number: 16145097 
– Camp Grant, Illinois 
– Tyndale Field, Florida 
– Lowery Field, Texas – 4 March 1942 to April 1943 
– assistant radio operator/waist gunner 
– 529th Bomb Squadron, 380th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 
– “Paper Doll” – B24 Liberator 
– nose gunner 
Overseas Duty: 
– Manbulloo Airfield, Australia – 28 April 1943 to 6 November 1943 
– Long Airfield, Australia – 7 November 1943 
– 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 
– Tablets of the Missing 
– American Military Cemetery – Manila, Philippine Islands 

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