Battista J. Fatica

S/Sgt    35324899    615th
1919 - 1944

Tail Gunner onboard 42-97496

Camebridge cemetery, England.
Plot D - Row 1 - Grave 33

     Battista was born Oct 5, 1919, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
     In Sep 12, 1942 he enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Feb 5, 1944, Target: Chateauroux, france, the plane was attacked by an Fw-109.
     Battista was hit below the hip, he was giving first aid, but 45 minutes later he died...

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when battista died on the age of 24 he left behind his family :

         His father, John Fatica, age 46
         His mother, Camela Fatica, age 55
         His brother, Felix Fatica, age 27
         His sister, Carmela Fatica, age 21
         His sister, Edith Fatica, age 19

Standing : William Sweepe - Battista Fatica - Frank Merlino - Harold Zander - Phil Knapp - James Beller
Kneeling : William Dolan - Cloyd Sellers - L.A. Mitchel - Ralph Dempsey

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