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Capt Amedeo "Amedee" Sandretto
Birth: Aug. 29, 1917
King County
Washington, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1942, Solomon Islands

Declaration of Amedeo's death by the military was set at: February 19, 1945


MARINE SCOUT BOMBING SQUADRON 141 (VMSB-141)
Marine Fighting Squadron 141 (VMF-141) was a reserve fighter squadron in the United States Marine Corps. The squadron fought most notably as part of the Cactus Air Force during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II.

Lost in storm, Solomon Islands - SANDRETTO, AMEDEO VMSB-141 11/13/1942 GUADALCANAL

"The same type of weather that finished Wakasugi [Ikuzo Wakasugi, Japanese Zero pilot] also killed the two VMSB-141 crews of second lieutenants, William J. Knapp, jr., and Amedeo Sandretto.

Source: The Death of the Hiei
[Japanese battleship] Page 483


Name: Amedeo Sandretto
Muster Date: Jul 1942
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Station: Vmsb-141, Mag-14, Fmaw, Fmf. C/O Postmaster, San Francisco, California

WORLD WAR II
Marine Corps Pilot~
Missing in Action: November 13, 1942
Declared dead: February 19, 1945
Brother of John & Mary

Received Awards:
1.~ Purple Heart Medal
2.~ Air Medal

AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
World War II Honor Roll
Amedeo Sandretto
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Service # 0-010605
United States Marine Corps
Entered the Service from: California
Died: 19-Feb-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

"Remember me in the Family Tree - my name, my days, my strife. Then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Domenic Sandretto (1883 - 1958)
  Paolina Recrosio Sandretto (1887 - 1926)
 
 Siblings:
  John Amedeo Sandretto (1910 - 1975)*
  Amedeo Sandretto (1917 - 1942)*
  Amedeo Sandretto (1917 - 1942)
  Mary L. Sandretto Anderson (1919 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN MEMORY OF CAPT. AMEDEO SANDRETTO USMCR. MISSING IN ACTION SOLOMON ISLANDS AREA WORLD WAR II

Cenotaph is located at Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka, California

 
Note: The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: GeorgiaCA
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56757606
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Thank you for your service in WWII as a part of the "Cactus Air Force" at Guadalcanal".
- Richard Blunk
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
Leaving you another purple heart...
- history4sure
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014

- Georgia
 Added: May. 26, 2014
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