New England Air Museum
Anthony F. Iacovelli

 

iacovelli1Anthony Iacovelli - 1942

Recent Address:

38 Woodland Drive, Framingham, MA 01701

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Family Information:

Parents: Vincenzo and Rosina, Wife: Dorothy, Child: Judith Ann.

Hometown:

Framingham, MA

Date Entered Service:

July 13, 1942

Service Number:

31138873

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th/795th

Location of Unit:

Tuscon, AZ - 1942

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

1 Bronze Star for China Campaign, 1 Bronze Star for India-Burma Campaign, 1 Bronze Star for Air Offensive, Japan, 1 Bronze Star for Air Combat (Palembang), 1 Bronze Star for Central Burma Campaign, Distinguished Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal.

Service Schools Attended:

Gunnery School, Tucson, AZ 1942-43

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 511 - Armorer

Rank Upon Discharge:

Corporal

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 5, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 21, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Laborer Process (Rubber); Maintenance, Raytheon; Sign Lettering

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Anthony had a great love of airplanes from the first model he carved as a young boy. He had to leave school at an early age due to the death of his father. When he was inducted and assigned to the Air Force, he was the proudest man on earth, and it gave him a great self-worth for the rest of his life.

Comments:

Mr. Iacovelli passed away November 30, 2002 and is buried at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham, MA.

 


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