John (Giovanni) Mario Risi
S/Sgt 13176766 614th
1925 - 1944
Ball turret Gunner aboard 42-39881 ( Gloria J )
Ardennes cemetery, Belgium
Plot : D , Row : 18 , Grave : 11.
1924 - 1944
John was born jan 18, 1925 Villa St Lucia, Italy.
On 1st March 1927 his father immigrated from Naples Italy on the ship Calabria.
He arrived March 17 and rented a house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 years later John and his mother also immigrated to the US and joined his father.
In Dec 4, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.
In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Apr 11, 1944, Target: Sorau, Politz, thier plane was on fire.
Only 2 men survived when the plane blew up in the air.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when John died on the age of 19 he left behind his family :
His father, Loretto Risi, age 52
His mother, Liduina Risi, age 50
His sister, Lillian Risi, age 17
Mission to Politz, Poland, after being hit by flak, the plane had no 2 engine on fire.
They crashed near Isernhagen, Germany.
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