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Joseph Manteria
Joe Manteria, WWII
Joe Manteria, WWII
Recent Address:   40 Dail Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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Family Information:   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
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:   4
Awards/Decorations:   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 Attended:   AFFTS, Amarillo, Tx Jan 1943; AAFTD, Burbank, CA May 1943;
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:   November 14 1945
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 14 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Inspector, Central Power Plant; Administrative Project Coordinator for New York Transit Authority
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
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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