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Corp Paul Bucheri

Corp Paul Bucheri

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 23–24)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245916 · View Source
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Paul served as a Corporal, 831st Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 28, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Paul was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board.

A total of 580 men where lost with only one body being recovered.

Paul was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31174298

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56245916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Paul Bucheri (1920–20 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56245916, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .