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Rocco DeFilippis


World War II · US Army · Second Lieutenant

Rank: Second Lieutenant
United States of America
2

nd lieutenant in the 359th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Birth - 9 Nov 1919
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1939 - 1945 World War II  - Ages: 23 - 25 years
Served For
United States of America
Conflict Period
World War II
Branch
Army Air Forces
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service Number
Enlisted 33313638/Officer O-765628
Name
Rocco De Filippis (variant spelling in some records)
Gold Star
Enlistment - 16 May 1942  - Age: 23 years
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private (became aviation cadet the following year)
Stationed - 16 Jul 1944  - Age: 25 years
Royal Air Force Station Molseworth
Second Lieutenant
359th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Anti-aircraft artillery
Casualty - 24 Aug 1944  - Age: 25 years
Vicinity of Merseburg, Germany
Marriage - 22 Jan 1944  - Age: 24 years
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anna T. Habuda
Plane crash due to damage by anti-aircraft artillery
Death - 24 Aug 1944  - Age: 25 years
Vicinity of Merseburg, Germany
Burial - 2 Aug 1950  - Age: 31 years
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri

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