MARCELLO, JOHN D., First Lieutenant, # 0-802655, USAAF
John D. Marcello was born 17 December 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, to Pietro Marcello (1868-1962) and Josephini Marie (Cinotti) Marcello (1873-1947). He had several siblings, including Peter Marcello (1890- ), Tony Marcello (1893- ), Leopold Paul Marcello (1901-1955), Emilio Marcello (1901-1901), Thomas Marcello (1903-1973), Daniel Marcello (1906-1958), Benjamin Marcello (1908-1994), Albert Edward Marcello (1913-1994), Florence (Marcello), and Alfred Marcello (1914-1993).
He enlisted 27 January 1942 at Camp Upton Yaphank, New York. He was the navigator on the
B-24J when it was downed 27 November 1943. He was a POW of the Japanese for eighteen months at the Rangoon Cantonment and liberated 2 May 1945. After medical care and a return to health, he received an honorable discharge 28 December 1946. A record shows: 1stLt John D Marcello, Squadron “A” Stewart Field, Newburgh, NY. He died 31 March 1984.
Brother Alfred Marcello, born in 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, served in the New York National Guard. He died 1 June 1993 in South Carolina.
Marcello (center) at liberation from Rangoon prison