|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1914|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1945|
Ernest A. Adario was shown as residing in Middlesex Co., MA, when he enlisted in the National Guard (Coast Artillery Corps) at Boston, MA., on Sept. 16, 1940 ...His marital status was 'single' and his education was grammar schooling. His serial number was 20120720. His pre-war occupation code was not shown. He was assigned to the 455th AAA Bn., after the unit was formed in Sept. 1942..The 455th AAA trained at Camp Stewart and Ft. Benning, Ga., then went overseas to Norfolk, England (in Sept. 1943). Ernest was in Battery 'C', gun crew #1, as an 'ammunition' crewman on a gun crew #1 antiaircraft gun. His rank was Pvt...Ernest's unit was located at a B-24 bomber repair airbase at Watton, Norfolk, England.
In July 1944, the 455th AAA went to France for 'Operation Cobra', as part of Patton's 3rd Army, Walker's XX Corps. They later went into Germany and Austria and returned home in October 1945. The unit shotdown/damaged over 130 German aircraft and became the second highest-scoring antiaircraft unit in Patton's 3rd Army.
It is currently a mystery what actually happened to Ernest Adario in WWII. He was not shown on the group photo of Btry. 'C', taken at Kettering, England, in Sept. 1943, shortly after the unit arrived there. There is no other photo of him that has come to light. It is possible that he joined another unit before the 455th left the states, or after the unit was in Europe.
What is known is that Ernest died on March 28, 1945, at age 30. He is shown on a 'Gold Star Family Registry' and the Middlesex County, MA, War Memorial list of casualties. He appears to have been some type of non-battle death (accident, illness, etc.). A copy of his IDPF (Individual Deceased Personnel File) has been requested (on Oct. 3, 2013)and within the next six months (hopefully) more information may be known.
Massachusetts, Pvt, Coast Arty Corps, World War II
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island County
Plot: E - 312
Maintained by: 455th AAA Historian
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 259724
Added: Oct. 9, 2013
Pvt. Ernest A. Adario, ser. no, 20120720|
Added: Oct. 3, 2013
World War II veteran of the 455th AAA Bn., Btry 'C', gun crew #1, ammunition crewman on an antiaircraft gun. Non-battle death.|
455th AAA Historian
Added: Oct. 2, 2013
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