Stephen V. DeMaroney was born on January 27, 1922. He was the son of Louis Angelo and Anna Franko DeMaroney.
Stephen attended Millbrook Memorial School and was a member of the Millbrook Methodist Church. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed on the estate of Harry Harkness Fingler. He enlisted in the US Army on December 26, 1941, and received his basic training at several army airbases.
SSgt DeMaroney was serving the 330th Bombardment Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, as a gunner of the B-24D Liberator #41-23712 at the time of his death. Their airplane took off at 7:20 AM on October 29, 1942, with a crew of 12 on an operational U-boat patrol mission over the Bay of Biscay. They turned around at 11:30, but three hours later, due to heavy rain and poor visibility, their plane clipped Bossington Hill and crashed in the marsh at Porlock, England, killing 11 of the crew. SSgt Thorpe was the sole survivor.
SSgt DeMaroney is now buried in the Nine Partners Cemetery, Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York, USA.
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