PRIVATE BARNEY CONSTANTENO; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July ?, 1923 (New Jersey) – July 31, 1944; 21 years old
Unmarried
Last local address: 4 Garner Street, Norwalk
Enlisted January 7, 1942
Service number: 11041269
Unknown unit

Born to Nicola (1886-1961) and Jennie Constantino (1896-1982). Three sisters, Sandrina Constantino Smith (1926-?), Viola Constantino Motika (1927-present) and Ida T. Constantino (1930-?).


Norwalk High School Yearbook, Class of 1941


Little information was found about Private Constanteno. His last name is spelled differently in several places.


Wounded in March 1944 and released back to duty. Wounded again by “bomb fragments”, hospitalized and died on July 31, 1944. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.


From The Norwalk Hour June 23, 1948

Funeral services for Private Barney Constantino, United States Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Constantino, 4 Garner Street, who died on July 31, 1944, as the result of wounds received in an enemy air raid on Biak Island, Southwest Pacific, will be held at 7:45 A.M. Saturday at the Ganung Funeral Home and at 8 o’clock in St. Joseph’s Church. Interment in the family plot in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 7 to 10 P.M. Thursday and from 2 to 10 P.M. on Friday


Reinterred in 1948 to St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. The plot number is being researched.


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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