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John Cirelli Collection

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John Cirelli Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
John Cirelli
State of Birth:
NJ
Home State:
NJ
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
835th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
Location of Service
Fort Dix, New Jersey; Amarillo, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Sudbury, England; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Rhineland, Central Europe
Highest Rank
Technical Sergeant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran flew 19 missions out of England before being shot down. He arm was wounded by flak while over Germany on 04/07/1945.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Carol Fowler
Contributor:
Carol Fowler
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey (Center for US War Veterans Oral Histories)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/08995
Subjects:
Cirelli, John
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
John Cirelli Collection
(AFC/2001/001/08995), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-04-05
 

 

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