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SSGT Joseph M Cardarelli

SSGT Joseph M Cardarelli

Birth
New York, USA
Death 17 Apr 1945 (aged 22–23)
Germany
Burial Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION A, SITE 9
Memorial ID 462714 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Pearl F. Cardarelli who resided in Rochester, New York.

Joseph served as a Staff Sergeant & Waist Gunner/Spot Jammer on B-17G #44-6568, 324th Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 226 Nichols Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 30, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Musician and also as being Single, without dependents.

Joseph was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by a German Jet Aircraft which blew off the wing tip and his B-17 crashed near Dresden, Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Belgium and was later repatriated here on April 27, 1950.

Service # 12167956

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #44-6568:

Camp, Harry V ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Cardarelli, Joseph M ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, NY
DeFazio, Joseph ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA
Eckerson, Gilbert H ~ Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, WA
Gilpin, William P ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH
Heath, William E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KY
Pender, Richard F ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OH
Vincent, Donald A ~ Sgt, Bombardier, CO

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 462714
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Joseph M Cardarelli (1922–17 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 462714, citing Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .