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Person:
John F Cervini 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Connecticut 1
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Place: Hartford County, Connecticut 1
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World War II 1

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Army 1
Enlistment Date:
17 Jul 1942 1
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Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
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Army Serial Number:
31144169 1
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Hartford Connecticut 1
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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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Electricians 1
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White 1
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Box Number: 0400 1
Film Reel Number: 3.121 1

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S/Sgt John F Cervini, B-25 R/G WWII 12th Bomb Group, 34th BS

Italy

John was born in 1921 in Conn. and was residing in Conn. when he joined the US Army at Hartford, Conn. on 17 July, 1942, he had completed high school and was working as an electrician at the time of enlistment.  John was single. 

John Cervini was a Radio/Gunner in WWII with the 12th Bomb Group, the 34th Bomb Squad out of North Africa and Italy in the B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber.  He was shot down on 7 January, 1944 on a Combat Mission from Foggia, Italy to bomb the Perugia Airdrome, Italy.  Of the Crew, Pilot Leo Getz, Bomb/Nav. Darryl J Inabnit and Tail-Gunner Howard Brown were KIA.  Those who made it to the ground were taken as POW's.... Co-Pilot Edward McEnaney, Radio/Gunner John Cervini and Top-Gunner Cornelius Troost. 

   His MIA went to Mrs. Margaret Clancy (Aunt) at 38 Benton Street, (something) Connecticut. 

CREW; 
Pilot, Leo P Getz  0-667988 2nd Lt. (KIA)  *

CP Edward J Mc Enaney  0-672143 (RTD) 
B/N Darryl J Inabnit 2nd Lt  0-361965 (KIA) *
R/G John F Cervini  31144169 (RTD)
G  Cornelius J Troost   Sgt 19066870 (RTD)
TG Howard H Brown  S/Sgt 36157189  (KIA) *

Detaining Power; Germany;  Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

John was liberated on 1 June, 1945

   Photo's and Stories from John's proud grandson Nicholas (Nick) Cervini.   Nick is a US History Teacher in Bedford, TX.

WWII HIstorical Researcher Barbara Ennis Connolly PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

  

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