Minnesota Discovery Center

Fredrick John Decobellis, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:37271611
location:Army Air Corps. Fifth U.S. Army, 501st Bomb Squadron, 345th Bomb Group in New Guinea in the Pacific Theater.
enlistment date:April 30, 1942
place enlisted:
discharge date:None
place discharged:
history:Fred was killed when struck by an airplane propeller at Nadzab, New Guinea, on May 5, 1944. Fred and Ernest were brothers. Within the same week, their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Decobellis of Chisholm, were informed of both their sons deaths.
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project (2004?), p. 66; (2) Chisholm War History Committee Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:June 8, 1915
birth place:
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:May 5, 1944
father:Decobellis, Ben
mother:Decobellis, Filomena (Deluka)

Last update: 11/12/2015