Joseph Manteria

Joe Manteria, WWII
Joe Manteria, WWII
Recent Address: 40 Dail Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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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
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
Post WWII Service:
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.
Joe Manteria, 2002
Joe Manteria, 2002

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