CORRADINO, LOUIS JOSEPH, Staff Sergeant, # 31030249, USAAF
Louis J. Corradino was born n 11 June 1918 in Meriden, Connecticut, to Salvatore Corradino (1888-1936) and Angelina (Annino) Corradino (1896-1966). Siblings included Nicholas Sebastian Corradino (1915-2003), Concetta Ann Corradino (1917-1999), John Orlando Corradino (1919-2007) and Robert Armando corradino. His parents were born in Italy.
He registered for the WWII draft 16 October 1940, resided at 326 Camp St., Meriden, CT, employed by Connecticut Telephone & Electric Co., and described himself as 5'7", 150 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts, on 15 March 1941. He was trained as an armorer for the B-25 Mitchell, making th maintenance and function of all weapons aboard his responsibility. He was sent overseas to India. On 11 August 1944, B-25H, # 43-4287, assigned to 10th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 490th Bomb Squadron, departed the air field at APO 433, India, on a high -altitude mission to bomb Kadu, Burma. The crew bailed out at about 7,000 feet in the vicinity of 25.7 North & 94.55 East in Burma. He is remembered on the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Disntinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.