PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ANTHONY MASTRIANNI; U.S. ARMY

October 14, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – June 10, 2008 (Norwalk, CT); 82 years old
Married to Joan M. Allegressa on June 12, 1954 in Ridgefield, CT
Local address: 10 Henry Street and 8 Boxwood Road, Norwalk
Enlisted January 3, 1944
Serial number 31409136
106TH INFANTRY DIVISION


Held in Nazi POW camp Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-09.


From The Norwalk Hour January 17, 1945

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mastrianni of 10 Henry Street have received a telegram from the War Department that their son, Anthony, 19, a Private First Class in the infantry of the 106th Division, has been missing in action in Germany since December 21. He was inducted into the service on January 24, 1944 and had his basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida, being transferred later to Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He went overseas late in November. Anthony graduated from Norwalk High School in 1943 and was employed by the National Food Store in South Norwalk prior to his entrance into the Army.


From The Norwalk Hour March 10, 1945

Private First Class Anthony Mastrianni, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mastrianni of 10 Henry Street, who has been listed as missing in action since December 21, is now known to be a prisoner of war in Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Mastrianni received the good news in a telegram last week, which two days later was followed by a card from their son, stating that he was in the best of health. Private First Class Mastrianni was a member of the 106th Division.


Extracted from The Norwalk Hour May 2, 1945

Private First Class Anthony Mastrianni of this city, was among the hundreds of prisoners of war in Germany recently liberated by the Allies, arrived in this city on Monday evening for an extended furlough before reporting to Lake Placid, New York in a few weeks. Private First Class Mastrianni is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mastrianni of 10 Henry Street, and had been officially listed as missing in action since December 21. Early in March his parents received a War Department telegram stating that their son was a prisoner of war, this good news being followed by a card from him. He was member of the 106th Division.


From The Norwalk Hour July 6, 1945

Lake Placid Club, New York – Private First Class Anthony Mastrianni of 10 Henry Street, South Norwalk, Connecticut, who has recently returned from overseas duty, has reported to the Army Ground and Service Forces Redistribution Station at Lake Placid Club, New York. Private First Class Mastrianni entered the service on January 24, 1944 and was overseas six months with an infantry unit in the European theater of operation. He participated in the Bulge campaign, wears the Distinguished Unit Citation, and has been a prisoner of war.


Buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk; unknown plot number

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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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