August 28, 1921 (Bridgeport, CT) – September 12, 1944; 23 years old
Last local address: 61 Stuart Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted October 3, 1942
Service number: 31192987
98TH BOMBER GROUP; 345TH BOMBER SQUADRON
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
Third oldest of 8 children. All 5 sons served in the military.
B-24J #44-40324 took off, with a crew of 10, from Lecce, Italy on a bombing mission over an engine factory near Munich, Germany. While approaching the target B-24J #44-40324 was out of position and while trying to get into position their wing struck the fuselage of B-24H #42-50417. Both B-24’s crashed after the collision near Landshut, Germany.
Originally interred in France, he was repatriated and interred on July 7, 1950 in Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; Plot X, 31, Memorial ID 2967794.