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Nicholas Fondacaro

Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy

08126656

USS UNDERHILL DE-682 

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 24, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart
 

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS NICHOLAS FONDACARO, of Waterford Road in Blue Anchor NJ, enlisted in the United States Navy in July of 1943, after having worked at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Camden NJ. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Fondacaro, he was serving aboard the destroyer escort USS Underhill DE-682 with Radarman Second Class Michael D. Capparelli of Camden NJ when the Underhill was torpedoed and sunk of of the Philippine Islands on July 24, 1945. His death was reported in the August 24, 1945 morning edition of the Camden Courier-Post.

Nicholas Fondacaro was survived by his parents, a brother, Corporal Francis Fondacaro, who had entered the Army in July of 1942, and an uncle, Joseph Delano, of 1917 Kossuth Street, Camden NJ, who was serving with the Army in North Africa in December of 1944.   


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