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SSgt Anthony S Battaglia

SSgt Anthony S Battaglia

Birth
New York, USA
Death 12 Feb 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56306363 · View Source
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Anthony served as a Staff Sergeant on B-24D #42-72896, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 8, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.

Anthony was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by enemy fire and crashed in the sea near Italy during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32552164

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-72896:

Balla, Robert L, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Maryland
Battaglia, Anthony S ~ S/Sgt, New York
Howison, Roy D ~ T/Sgt, Ohio
Long, William E ~ S/Sgt, Washington
Lusk, Roscoe W ~ S/Sgt, Georgia
Martin, Albert O, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Florida
McCanlies, Willard G ~ 1st Lt, Texas
McKinney, Harry P ~ S/Sgt, North Carolina
Rushing, John E ~ 1st Lt, Louisiana
Smith, Douglass A ~ 2nd Lt, Utah

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56306363
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Anthony S Battaglia (1921–12 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56306363, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .