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La Calamito, William Joseph

Seaman First Class William Joseph La Calamito.

USS Ticonderoga (Cv-14) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


William was born  in New York.

Father, Joseph La Calamito.

Mother, Katherine La Calamito.

Parents are born in Italy.

Sister, Mary La Calamito.

Brothers, Dominik, Frank, Leo, Jerry, Johnny and Vincent La Calamito.


William  entered  the service from New York with service number # 9069191.


William J. La Calamito was a Seaman 1st Class in  the United States Navy.


William was KIA when a Kamikaze attacked the USS Ticonderoga near Formosa, (present Taiwan) , on Jan. 21, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


William is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the Missing


Thanks to bigt.net http://bigt.net/


Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

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

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

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Buried on Sea
USS Ticodorega (CVA-14) Carrier
Kamikaze Crash
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) afire off Formosa, January 21, 1945, just after her initial kamikaze hit on the forward flight deck. Photographed from USS Miami (CL-89). A Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplane is on the cruiser's starboard catapult, in the foreground. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (photo # 80-G-273151).
His rank Seaman First Class