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Altese, Rocco Joseph

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Rocco Joseph Altese.

Unit/Placed in, 673rd Bomber Squadron, 417th Bomber Group (Light).


Rocco is born approx. on 1924 in Kings County, New York.

Father, Joseph Altese.

Mother, Mary Altese.

Parents born in Italy.


Rocco enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32878958.


Rocco ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a A-20 were,

1st Lt.           Bernard F. Dotson             Pilot

S/Sgt .       Rocco J. Altese            (Gunner Mechanic) Aerial Gunner

S/Sgt.       Elmer R. Bevers          (Armor Mechanic) Aerial Gunner


Rocco died no record presumably crashed due to engine failure on April 17, 1944, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/417th_Bombardment_Group.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

673rd Bomber Squadron
417th Bomber Group
Douglas A-20 Havoc
Air Field Saidor Papua, New Guinea
Douglas A-20 Havoc
417th Bomber Group
His rank Staff Sergeant