Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Fillipo D. Antonucci Papers
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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