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Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Fillipo D. Antonucci Papers

Identifier: 2017-0128

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence to his family, photographs, training and other military records and memorabilia associated with his military career. In addition, there are some materials associated with an exhibit and transcription of his correspondence to his family.


  • Creation: undated, 1936-1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1939-1949

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


Fillipo (Phil) Dominic Antonucci, son of Pasquale and Mary of West Hartford, Connecticut, was born and attended local schools before joining the Army Air Corps in 1939. He played the trumpet in the Army band while training as a pilot at Harding Field in Louisiana and was commissioned at Luke Field (Glendale, Arizona).

Lt. Antonucci served in the European theater during World War II and was reported missing in action on 4 October 1944 when he failed to return from a dive bombing mission over Landau, Germany. His P47 fighter was last seen near St. Avold, France, when his flight was broken up by heavy flak. The War Department notified his family of an official finding of death on 5 October 1945.


2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Correspondence, military records, photographs and memorabilia of Second Lieutenant Fillipo D. Antonucci of West Hartford, Connecticut. Lt. Antonucci served in the Army Air Corps from 1939 until he was reported missing in action in October 1944.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated in 2017.

Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Fillipo D. Antonucci Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2018 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US