B1C Daniel Phillip Marciano

B1C Daniel Phillip Marciano

Birth
Death 20 Apr 1944
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Navy
Memorial ID 56248725 · View Source
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Daniel served as a Boilermaker First Class, U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426), U.S. Navy during World War II.

His family resided at 1119 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York and his wife resided at 1730 Clifford Avenue also in Rochester.

Daniel enlisted in the Navy prior to the war on March 5, 1940 and was assigned to the Lansdale on September 17, 1940.

The Lansdale, while escorting Convey UGS 38 bound from Norfolk to Bizerte, was first attacked by two or three waves of German Heinkel He 111s Aircraft. One successfully released a torpedo which struck the Lansdale's starboard side forward, wrecking the forward fireroom and opening both sides to the sea.

The Lansdale's skipper, Lt. Cdr. Douglas M. Swift, ordered her abandoned when he feared the stricken ship might roll "completely over." Five minutes later she broke in half, and the stern section quickly sank. The forward section sank 20 minutes later.

Forty-eight (48) officers and men were carried down with Lansdale.

Daniel was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

His remains were not recovered.

Service # 2342395

Husband of Laura Marciano.

Lansdale received four battle stars for World War II service.

The S.S. Paul Hamilton and S.S. Royal Star were also both sunk in this attack.
The Royal Star had only 1 crewman lost.
The S.S. Paul Hamilton, however, had a loss of approximately 580 men. "533" on the Hamilton that were lost were U.S. Soldiers and Sailors!

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56248725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for B1C Daniel Phillip Marciano (unknown–20 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248725, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .