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Joseph P Lanza 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1922 1
Ohio 1
Residence:
Place: Cuyahoga County, Ohio 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
14 Apr 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
15130120 1
Enlistment Place:
Cleveland Ohio 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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Civil Life 1
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Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.), n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0187 1
Film Reel Number: 2.44 1

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321st BG, 447th BS, Lt Joseph Lanza, Bombardier/ MTO

North Africa

Lt J Lanza was a Commissioned Lt Bombardier with the 321st Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Squad. 

Lt Joseph Lanza, Joseph Peter, 1Lt, bombardier (4485 E 131st St, Cleveland OH) Flew Combat Missions from 1 June'43 through 27 Jan.'44.

(NARA - 15130120 LANZA#JOSEPH#P# OH CUYAHOGA CLEVELAND OH 42)

Joseph Peter Lanza, 90, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Memorial: 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Joe Lanza to James L West Alzheimer Center, 1111 Summit Ave, Ft. Worth, TX 76102

Joe was born Joesepie Lanza, February 4, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul and Marie Battaglia Lanza. He had one brother and two sisters. Joe served 20 years with honors in the United States Air Force and was a WWII vet. Following his military career, his occupations included owner and manager of a Dairy Queen in Oklahoma, a helicopter instructor for Southern Airways in Mineral Wells, and an industrial thread salesman for Heminway and Bartlett with a three state area. Joe enjoyed his family, reading, crossword puzzles, chess, playing card games, oil painting, and was an accomplished wood worker. He loved a challenge and believed in staying active. His hobby was developing and maintaining a 20 acre pecan tree orchard. His pecans received several state ribbons and awards. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and wife of 60 years, Aline Lanza.

Our family will miss Joe's love, strength, humor and support; two sons, Paul K. Lanza family, wife, Marjean, Russell and Joseph; Donald R. Lanza family, wife, Janet, Allison and David; and Cynthia Lanza Harrison family, husband, Jim, Dean, Jeff, and Vanessa; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Eric, Savannah, Andrea, Trevor, and Mylen.

Barbi Ennis Connolly, 321stBG Historian PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com and the 321st Bo,b Group History Team... John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Connolly.

Joseph Lanza LTC USAF (Ret)

Texas

World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 15130120 15130120
NAME LANZA  JOSEPH  P
RESIDENCE: STATE 53 OHIO
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 035 CUYAHOGA
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5323 CLEVELAND OHIO
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 14 14
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 04 04
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps 
NATIVITY 53 OHIO
YEAR OF BIRTH 22 22
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 688 Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.), n.e.c.
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents 

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U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
LANZA, JOSEPH P
LT COL US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/04/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 03/08/2012
BURIED AT: SECTION 76 SITE 1135
DALLAS - FT. WORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY
2000 MOUNTAIN CREEK PKWY DALLAS, TX 75211
(214) 467-3374
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Joseph Peter Lanza: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Weatherford Democrat, The (TX) - March 18, 2012
Deceased Name: Joseph Peter Lanza
PARKER COUNTY — Joseph Peter Lanza, 90, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Joe was born Joesepie Lanza, Feb. 4, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Paul and Marie Battaglia Lanza. He had one brother and two sisters. Joe served 20 years with honors in the United States Air Force and was a World War II vet. Following his military career, his occupations included owner and manager of a Dairy Queen in Oklahoma, a helicopter instructor for Southern Airways in Mineral Wells, and an industrial thread salesman for Heminway and Bartlett with a three state area. Joe enjoyed his family, reading, crossword puzzles, chess, playing card games, oil painting and was an accomplished wood worker. He loved a challenge and believed in staying active. His hobby was developing and maintaining a 20-acre pecan tree orchard. His pecans received several state ribbons and awards.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and wife of 60 years, Aline Lanza.

Our family will miss Joe's love, strength, humor and support, including his two sons, Paul K. Lanza and family, wife, Marjean, Russell and Joseph, Donald R. Lanza and family, wife, Janet, Allison and David; and Cynthia Lanza Harrison family, husband, Jim, Dean, Jeff, and Vanessa; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Eric, Savannah, Andrea, Trevor and Mylen.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth. Inurnment is at 12:30 p.m. Monday, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
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Joseph Lanza  2012, The Weatherford Democrat
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Joseph Peter Lanza: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - March 18, 2012
Deceased Name: Joseph Peter Lanza
ALEDO - Joseph Peter Lanza, 90, a retired lieutenant colonel, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Memorial: 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.


Joe was born Joesepie Lanza, Feb. 4, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Paul and Marie Battaglia Lanza. He had one brother and two sisters. Joe served 20 years with honors in the United States Air Force and was a World War II vet. Following his military career, his occupations included owner and manager of a Dairy Queen in Oklahoma, a helicopter instructor for Southern Airways in Mineral Wells, and an industrial thread salesman for Heminway and Bartlett with a three-state area.

Joe enjoyed his family, reading, crossword puzzles, chess, playing card games, oil painting, and was an accomplished wood worker. He loved a challenge and believed in staying active. His hobby was developing and maintaining a 20-acre pecan tree orchard. His pecans received several state ribbons and awards.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and wife of 60 years, Aline Lanza.

Our family will miss Joe's love, strength, humor and support; two sons, Paul K. Lanza family, wife, Marjean, Russell and Joseph; Donald R. Lanza family, wife, Janet, Allison and David; and Cynthia Lanza Harrison family, husband, Jim, Dean, Jeff, and Vanessa; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Eric, Savannah, Andrea, Trevor, and Mylen.

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