Pvt Anthony T Felice


Pvt Anthony T Felice

Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 32–33)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 56246907 View Source
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Anthony served as a Private, 831st Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in King County, Washington prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 19, 1943 in Seattle, Washington. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Retail manager and also as Married.

Anthony was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227).

On her fifth voyage the S.S. Paul Hamilton left Hampton Roads, Virginia on April 2, 1944 as part of convoy UGS 38, carrying supplies and the ground personnel of the 485th Bombardment Group and the 5th Reconnaissance Group of the United States Army Air Forces to Italy.

On the evening of April 20th the Hamilton and other ships in the convoy were attacked 30 miles (48 km) in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cape Bengut near Algiers by 23 German Ju 88 bombers.

One aerial torpedo struck the Paul Hamilton and detonated the cargo of high explosives and bombs, and the ship and crew disappeared within 30 seconds. A total of approximately 580 men where lost.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 39210097

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) and the S.S. Royal Star were also sunk in this attack.
The Lansdale had a loss of Forty-seven officers and men.
The Royal Star lost only one member of their crew.

The Lansdale received four battle stars for World War II service.

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Anthony T Felice was born Antonio Felice in 1911 in Seattle, Washington to Giovanni Felice and Romilda (Picardo) Felice, both born in Italy. Anthony married Josephine Contento in Seattle, Washington on September 3, 1932 and enlisted in the military on June 19, 1943 in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Anthony T Felice (1911–20 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56246907, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Firedome (contributor 48712629) .