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PVT Samuel A Russo

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 5 Nov 1942 (aged 20–21)
Philippines
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot H Row 8 Grave 125
Memorial ID 171684953 · View Source
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Son of Michael A. Russo who resided in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Samuel served as a Private, Headquarters Squadron, 27th Bomber Group, Light, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 10, 1940, prior to the war, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Samuel was taken prisoner in the capture of the Bataan Peninsula & Corregidor, Philippine Islands in April & May, 1942. He was held at a Japanese POW Camp in the Philippines.

Samuel "Died While A POW" of the Japanese.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 11019919

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!

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PVT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 22 Oct 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 171684953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Samuel A Russo (1921–5 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171684953, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .