PFC Emil DeLuca, Jr

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PFC Emil DeLuca, Jr

  • Birth 15 Aug 1923 Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 5 Mar 1945 Germany
  • Burial Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 55549442

Private First Class Emil DeLuca, twenty-one years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil DeLuca was born and raised in Collinsville and he has two brothers who have seen duty in the service overseas.

He was engaged as a truck driver in the military transport service, entered the service of his country in March, 1942, and received his training at Camp Butner, NC. He was first a member of a Tank Division, but later transferred to the infantry in May, 1944, he was sent overseas, first arriving in England, then France and then Belgium.

Besides his parents and two brothers mentioned, Pfc. DeLuca is survived by a third brother, Pete, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Paul, Mrs. Theresa Bazzola and, Miss Betty DeLuca.

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Obituary corrections per Theresa DeLuca Basola: The Basola name has been spelled incorrectly; Betty DeLuca, was a sister-in-law, not sister; and the 3rd and youngest sister was Anna DeLuca Gowan.


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  • Created by: Sunnyann
  • Added: 28 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55549442
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Emil DeLuca, Jr (15 Aug 1923–5 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55549442, citing Saint John Cemetery, Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sunnyann (contributor 47063609) .