Joseph John Cifrodella

Submarine Seaman Cifrodella Missing In Pacific

(Nov. 30, 1944) -- Torpedoman's Mate 2c Joseph J. Cifrodella, 22, of Magnolia Street was presumed killed in action November 14, when his ship, the Escolar, one of 52 submarines lost during the war, failed to return from a patrol on the Yellow Sea.

The USS ESCOLAR was a BALAO class submarine carrying a crew of 6 officers and 60 enlisted men.

Cifrodella first served on a heavy cruiser, then volunteered for submarine duty.

Born on Feb. 5, 1922, he left school to enlist in the Navy in 1940.

His service number is 2238292.

In his honor, the people of Silver Lake founded the Joseph Cifrodella Amvets Post #26.

His parents are Mr. & Mrs. John Cifrodella of Magnolia Street.

Joseph Ciffrodella, USS Escolar - FINAL MISSION: THE USS TANG EXPERIENCE


Torpedoman's Mate, Second Class Joseph J. Cifrodella

02238292
United States Navy
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: November 14, 1945

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines

Awards: Purple Heart

USS Escolar - FINAL MISSION: THE USS TANG EXPERIENCE


Letter of Condolence from Secretary of the Navy: James Forrestal

Fleet Submarine

Subs Lost

Memorial

WW2 Boats Escolar

FINAL MISSION: THE USS TANG EXPERIENCE at The National WWII Museum US Freedom Pavillion: The Boeing Center


Sources:

American Battle Monuments Commission

Belleville Times, Nov. 30, 1944

Remembrance - George Sbarra

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing,
State of New Jersey, War Dept. June 1946

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

World War II

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