Joseph Manteria

Joe Manteria, WWII
Joe Manteria, WWII
Recent Address: 40 Dail Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
E-mail Address: joeman914@aol.com
Family Info: Parents: Albert and Caterina; Wife: Helen
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Date Entered Service: November 28, 1942
Service Number: 12190701
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
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Location of Unit: India - April 1944
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Awards: Air Offensive Japan, China Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Air Combat, Palembang, Sumatra Air Offensive, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge (2) with Oak Leaf Clusters
Service Schools: AFFTS, Amarillo, Tx Jan 1943; AAFTD, Burbank, CA May 1943
MOS: MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Discharged: November 14, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Inspector, Central Power Plant; Administrative Project Coordinator for New York Transit Authority
Thoughts About the 58th: As a first generation American of Italian parents, I was honored to serve my country during WWII and found my work as an airplane and engine mechanic on a B-29 very rewarding. I was able to visit Australia, India, China, the Mariana Islands and Iwo Jima.I thank God for the victory obtained by the USA and my safe return home.
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Joe Manteria, 2002
Joe Manteria, 2002

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