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Ambrosio Vito R.

Monuments

B-17 42-31322 Monument

 

Name:
Vito R. Ambrosio
Rank:
Sergeant
Serial Number:
32328869
Unit:
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-02-22
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, New York
Plot:
Section 21
Row:
C
Grave:
463
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

Vito R. Ambrosio was born on September 3, 1919 in Ozone Park, Queens County, New York. He was the son of Anthony Ambrosio and Felice Genovese Ambrosio. He served in the 364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group (Heavy), based at Chelveston, Northamptonshire, as a Sergeant and Right Waist Gunner/Assistant Flight Engineer of the B-17 #42-31322 "Mi Amigo" during World War II. On 22 February 1944, the heavily damaged USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft Mi Amigo was returning from a bombing mission over Aalborg, Denmark, where it had been attacked by enemy fighter aircraft. Around 5 pm, engines faltering, it emerged out of low clouds and crashed in the park. The entire crew perished.

SGT Ambrosio is now buried in the Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, en.wikipedia.org