Bawolak, Stephen, Jr., T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Armor Force (1943-1951)
Last Primary MOS
732-Amphibian Tractor Driver
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 732, 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Technician Fifth Grade

One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Casualty Date
Dec 25, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Vehicle Loss, Crash
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Leyte
Location of Interment
Robinson Run Cemetery - McDonald, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion Association
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1984, 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion Association - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
  1944-1944, 732, 727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Leyte
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
T/5 Ste[jem Bawlak enlisted on 30 October 1943 at Pittsburgh..

He served with A Company, 727th Amphibious Tractor Battalion. He was killed accidentally during the Leyte Campaign.

On the morning of 25 December 1944, several battalion members were on their way to Christmas services. They were traveling in one of the Battalion LVTs along the Tanauan Airstrip when a P-47 crashed into their vehicle, instantly killing five and seriously wounding a sixth. T/5 Bawolak was among those killed in this tragic accident.

He left a wife, Gladys M. Daudet Bawolak, at his passing. They had lost a son shortly after his birth in 1943. His ancestors had come from Poland (Galicia, Austria-Hungary).

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