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Gerald M. Ciampoli Collection

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Gerald M. Ciampoli Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Gerald M. Ciampoli
State of Birth:
NJ
Home State:
NJ
Note
Original collection material is retained at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
508th AA Regiment, 673rd AAA AW Mobile, 100th Chemical Mortar Battalion
Location of Service
Rome, Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley, Italy; Camp Stewart, Georgia; North Africa
Highest Rank
Technician Five
Service History Note
He notes that his three battle stars are for battles at Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines, and Po Valley. He further notes that "we missed out on a bronze star in Tunisia, although we fired barrages of 40 mm at enemy planes the night of Sept. 8, when the enemy planes were bombing the invasion fleet at Birzete they dropped the Paratroops behind us, and all got away." Veteran notes that he worked with the 100th Chemical Mortar Battalion in Italy from 8/5/1944 to 12/31/1944, and that the battalion was activated at La Fagianeria. He was discharged after earning 83 points.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
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/2001/001/04051
Subjects:
Ciampoli, Gerald M.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Gerald M. Ciampoli Collection
(AFC/2001/001/04051), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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