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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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McDonald
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 25, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Location
Philippines
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Leyte
Location of Interment
Robinson Run Cemetery - McDonald, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 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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