INCLUSION PROVISIONAL

CRESENZO, Unknown

Pfc

 

 

16 Feb 1945

South Beach, Corregidor

 

 

"I" Co., 34th Inf, 24th Div

 

 

   

"I" Company lost its Jeep and driver Pfc. Cresenzo to a land mine as it left the landing craft. "I" Company mission on landing was to move across beach to clear and secure North Dock area.

Statement of Paul Cain

http://rockforce.org/rock_force/cain/cain.html

An KIA is referred to without being named:

"Japanese mortar shells also began falling on the beach, causing more casualties and confusion. A jeep and the anti-tank gun it was towing took direct hits. The jeep driver survived the mortar blast but was machine-gunned while diving for cover." 

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Gerard Devlin,  P. 68.

   
   

No CRESENZO appears in the KIA database provided by the 34th IR, and the inclusion should be considered provisional only.   

   
A search of the enlistment database does not yield the singular  surname "Cresenzo" so it is possible the casualty is one of the two "De Cresenzo's listed."
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER NAME                                             RESIDENCE: STATE RESIDENCE: COUNTY PLACE OF ENLISTMENT DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR YEAR OF BIRTH
32186421 CUCCURULLO, CRESENZO    DELAWARE NEW CASTLE FT DIX NEW JERSEY 41 18
32825797 VELLUCCI, CRESENZO NEW YORK KINGS NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK 43 22
32117240 DE CRESENZO, ALBERT R NEW YORK KINGS JAMAICA NEW YORK 41 19
32421568 DE CRESENZO, FRANK NEW YORK KINGS FT JAY GOVERNORS ISLAND NEW YORK 42 21

 

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