WWII POW - MIA

Belleville, N.J.

In our research we came upon news accounts of these young men from Belleville, N.J., who were listed as missing in action or prisoners of war.

We do not know all who came home or all who did not.

This listing is likely incomplete but it is a reminder of the additional sacrifices our Belleville sons paid for our freedom. 


Sgt. Mike Tortoriello - Bataan Death March survivor,  POW, April 9, 1942, to Sept. 17, 1945.

John J. Kant Jr. - MIA - recovered OK (7.30.1942)

Pvt. Lawrence Ruzzo - POW, Italy, escaped (BT 3.18.1943)

1st Lt. Edward T. Berlinski - POW, Italy (5.13.1943)

Cpl. Raymond Squitieri - POW, Sicily (9.16.1943)

Sgt. George Prezioso - MIA, Survived, (10.7.1943)

Cpl. Anthony Bocchino - POW - Germany (11.11.1943; 2.22.1945)

Pvt. Joseph Ferraro Jr. - POW Germany (11.11.1943)

Capt. John Rogers - MIA before February 1944.

Pvt. Joseph Bocchino - MIA/POW Sicily (4.6.1944)

Sgt. Robert P. Leonard - MIA/POW, Germany (4.27; 6,29.1944)

Lt. H. Clifford Schmutz - MIA Italy (5.11.1944)

F/O John W. Barrett - MIA - Jugoslavia (5.11.1944)

S/Sgt. Michael R. Ciano - MIA - Germany (5.11.1944)

Pvt. Felix P. Mozeika - MIA - Italy (5.11.1944)

Ronald McCormack - MIA/KIA - Normandy, 6.9.1944.

Lt. Wilbur M. Brean - MIA/KIA - France  (6.8.1944)

Al Culkin - POW - Germany 6.22; 7.13.1944)

Frederick Mason - MIA/POW - Germany (8.31; 10.12.1944)

Glenn C. Nelson -  MIA at sea - (9.12.1944).

Pvt. John C. Keller - MIA - Italy (11.2.1944)

Joseph J. Cifrodella MIA/KIA - (11.4.1944)

Pvt. Joseph Zecca - MIA/KIA (11.21.1944)

Arthur Leithauser - MIA/KIA (11.30.1944)

Sgt. Harry Ward Jr. - MIA/KIA - Philippines (12.12.1944)

Sgt. Henry R. Candura - MIA (1.18.1945)

Pfc. Edmond D. Kelly - MIA (1.18; 4.18.1945)

Pvt. William J. Davis - MIA (1.18.1945)

Michael Sbarra - MIA - (2.15.1945)

Lt. Edward Stumpe - MIA, April 25, 1945 (BT 5.17.1945)

Pfc. Vincent Cassidy - POW - Home - (5.24.1945)

Cpl. Michael Tortoriello - POW - Japan, (10.4.1945; 4.15.1943)

Joseph Bocchino - POW (2.22.1945)

Pfc. Arthur Schultz - POW - Released (4.18.1945)

Pfc. Edmond Kelly - POW - Released (4.18.1945)

Pvt. Joseph Gamarro - POW Released (4.18.1945)

Pfc. Domenick Alberti - POW Released (4.18.1945)

Pfc. James Wilkinson - POW Released (4.18.1945)

Leonard R. Willette - MIA over Germany, (9.22.1944)


Sources

Find World War II Prisoners of War; Subject to duplicate/similar names/various spelling.

The Belleville Times

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Belleville Sons Honor Roll

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

Belleville, New Jersey

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