POLESELLI, VIVIANO, Sergeant, # 32974447, USAAF


Viviano Poleselli was born on 11 January 1925 in New York, New York, to Nick Poleselli (1888-    ) (Pinidello, Treviso, Italy – 1912 – naturalized 1917) and Corina Giulia (Bassi) Poleselli (1899-    ) (Pescantina, Verona, Italy – 1920 - naturalized) (married 1924). Siblings were Edward “Eddie” A. Polseselli (1926-    ) and Lloyd Richard Poleselli (1928-    ).


He enlisted in New York on 26 June 1943. After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 27 September 1945 a C-47B, “Able Sugar,” # 43-16182, assigned 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 27th Troop Carrier Squadron, Liangshan, China, departed the airfield on an administrative flight to Hsian, China. After recovery from China, his remains were buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, on 18 January 1949 (Sec. B, Grave 193).


His brother, Edward A. Poleselli, born 27 January 1926, served in the U.S. Army, # 42072699, from 1 March 1944.


His brother, Lloyd Richard Poleselli, born 21 June 1927, served in the U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class, #7166619, on the U.S.S. Princeton (CV-37), U.S.S. White Marsh (LSD 8), during 1945-1946. The U.S.S. Princeton was an Essex-class aircraft carrier. The U.S.S. White Marsh was an Ashland-class dock landing ship – delivery of cargo.

USS White Marsh

USS Princeton