Aiello, Michael, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 745, 2nd Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Staff Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sangamon County, Illinois
Last Address
Peoria, Illinois

Casualty Date
Sep 30, 1944
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
Location of Interment
Camp Butler National Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Airborne Glider Badge

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)
  1944-1944, 745, 2nd Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In September 1944, Aiello was a member of Company G, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR), which was attached to the 325th GIR for Operation Market Garden.

American and German forces battled in a dense forest in the Netherlands, known as Kiekberg Woods. The battle, which lasted four days, was comprised of ferocious attacks and counterattacks by both sides and resulted in many American losses, including Aiello.

He went missing in the Kiekberg Woods near Nijmegen, Netherland. Unidentified remains were interred in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten.  These later were disinterred and identified as those of SSgt. Aiello, in 2017..

He was interred in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Illinois.
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