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William Caruso 1943 William Caruso  1998
US Air Corps 1943 Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998
 
Last Name: 
CARUSO
First Name Middle Initial:
WILLIAM R
Nick Name:
Street:  14 SYLVAN WAY City & State: MORRISTOWN, NJ E-Mail: 
Zip: 07960 Phone:  973-267-4904 Spouse: ANNE
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: Army Air Corp Unit: 388 BG
Theater: ETO Where Captured: NORTH SEA (DENMARK) Date Captured: 10/09/43
Camps Held In: STALAG 17B How Long Interned: 573 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 05/04/45 Age at Capture: 20
Medals Received: PURPLE HEART, AIR MEDAL, POW MEDAL
Military Job: GUNNER Company: SELF EMPLOYED
Occupation after War:  INDEPENDENT MANUFACTURE

 

Bio:

William is a Veteran of WWII and Korea and now resides in the town of Morristown N.J. William served in the Air Corps as a new recruit and was deployed to the European Theater in WWII.  William was captured in the North Sea (Denmark) by the German Fleet after being shot down October 9, 1943 at the age of 20.   He was held prisoner for 20 months in Stalag 17B until liberated May 5th 1945.   William received the Purple Heart and Air medal among other military honors.   Bill used the GI Bill to further his education on release from the military. He enjoyed a productive working career as a independent manufacturer.  Today Oct 1998, William is very active in Veterans Organizations including the AX-Prisoners of War and his wife Anne is also very supportive with this endeavor. 

 

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