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USAAF Pilot buired in Arce Italy 12/15/43 by Lucia Calcagni

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Re: USAAF Pilot buired in Arce Italy 12/15/43 by Lucia Calcagni

Posted: 24 Aug 2013 8:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've known the story of your cousin for thirty years. It was part of our family lore. Lucia Calcagni was my Great Aunt. Her married name was Lucia Simonelli. She eventually emigrated to Canton, OH, to join her husband, John Simonelli.

She risked the ire of her German occupiers to bury your cousin's body after his plane came down in her field just outside Arce, Italy. When challenged why she had done so, she replied "Because he is some mother's son."

If you have not since found the details of the story, kindly contact me on jeff_marzilli@yahoo.com and I will put you in touch with my cousin Phil who has researched the story. It is because of his research that I just this morning learned the name of the American pilot who my great aunt buried in her field.
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Dr. Robert H.... 22 Mar 2014 1:13AM GMT 
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Jeffrey Marzi... 25 Aug 2013 2:42AM GMT 
Dr. Robert H.... 4 Dec 2013 11:32PM GMT 
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