Rocco W. Bobbora

World War II
Service # 16127310
Unit321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Illinois
Date of DeathDecember 1 1943
Walls of the Missing
Air Medal
Purple Heart
Purple Heart and Air Medal

Staff Sgt. Bobbora was killed in a plane crash during combat operations in 1943 and initially listed as Missing in Action with an Administrative Date of Death of January 22, 1946. Following the war, his remains were recovered and interred with the rest of the crew in a group burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. His name is permanently listed on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.