2nd Lt. Anthony Noto

2nd Lt. Anthony Noto Killed In Plane Crash

2nd Lt. Anthony Noto, of Frederick Street, Belleville, NJ

(May 31, 1945) 2nd Lt. Anthony Noto, of 40 Frederick St., was killed in a plane crash en route to Rome for furlough after completing his 35th Combat Mission as a B-24 navigator on April 28.

Lt. Noto was a passenger on the flight that crashed in dense fog killing all 16 men aboard in Nettuno, Italy. Later reports indicate the airplane crashed in Cervinara, Italy.

He is buried in the American Military Cemetery in Southern Italy.

He enlisted in the Air Force in July 1943, and went overseas last October.

He served with the 459th Bombardment Group, 756th Bomber Squadron. Lt. Noto had an Air Medal and oak leaf clusters for his exploits. His service number is 02039301.

Noto is survived by his wife, Philippine Noto of Irvington. He is buried at Plot C, Row 13, Grave 27, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy.

In addition to Noto, the 15 other men on the flight were Lt. Joseph Brandon Joseph A. Doyle, Nolan P. Ducote, Alex F. Hatton, Jack F. Grant, George R. Sands, Solomon Wallach, Ralph J. Vick, Harold J. Downey,  Harry A. Thienes, Joe Michalinos, Billy J. Thompson, George M. Deutsch, Wayne E. Newton and Raymond A. Boggess.


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Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Belleville Times, May 31, 1945:

Deaths of Two GIs Reported
Service for Sgt. Rankin Sunday;
2nd Lt. Noto, Cpl. Guzik Lose Their Lives

Remembrance - George Sbarra, photo collection

Springfield News Leader, Nov. 27, 2023

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans 1925-1963

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

2nd Lt. Anthony Noto killed while serving in WW2

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