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Abruzzino, Thomas Joseph

Rank and Name, Aviation Metalsmith First Class Thomas Joseph Abruzzino.

Unit/Placed in on, Arisan Maru “Hell Ship“ Transport to Japan POW.

 

Thomas is born in April 22, 1923 in Clarks Burg, West Virginia.

 

Father, Tony Abruzzoni.

Mother, Catherine Abruzzino.

 

Thomas enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2852210.

 

Thomas was KIA when the Ship was torpedoed and Sunk on Oct. 24, 1944, Aviation Metalsmith is honored with a  American Defense Medal, POW Medal,  Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Thomas is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Hellship "Arisan Maru"
Thomas J. Abruzzino
His rank Aviation Metalsmith Third Class