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John Anthony Carbone Jr.

T/5 in Signal Co, Special : Radio HQ

Military occupational specialty: 740 (radio operator, intermediate speed)


Born 1919 in MA, Died 1996

County of residence at enlistment: Suffolk County, MA
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: unskilled routemen
Source: Unit Shipment 10143-D, 23d HQ, from la Havre 23 June 1945; ; photo from 1938 English High yearbook

NOTE: There are two John A. Carbones born in 1919 in Massachusetts. I have selected the one who died in 1996 (vs. the one who died in 1993). Several reasons: he is identified as John Jr. in the Find a Grave record and the draft record, and he died in Boston (vs. Marlborough--Boston born Italians didn't normally move that far out of the city). Also, the height and weight on the draft record are similar to those on the enlistment record, and the trucking company employment in 1940 matches the 1943 "routemen" designation.

John Anthony Carbone, Jr. was born in Boston on September 19, 1919. His father had been born in Italy, along with his mother's parents. They lived on Endicott Street in the North End, a street on which, in 1930, EVERYONE or their parents were born in Italy. He was the youngest of three children.

John graduated from English High School in 1938, where he played football and had aspirations to go to Boston University and find work as a sales manager. But his father had died some time after the 1930 census, and most likely this cut short his academic hopes. In 1940, he was working for Webber Trucking Company in Boston.

When he enlisted in the Army, on January 21, 1943, he was working as a "routeman," still driving a truck.

After the war, in 1947, he married Helen Luongo and they stayed in the North End, raising two daughters. And there he and Helen would live for the rest of their lives. John died on June 13, 1996, and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, Massachusetts.


1938 English High yearbook (clipping attached)

wedding photo attached


1940 census (matches Mom's name and address on draft card)

1940 draft card

1943 enlistment record

1947 marriage record

1996 Find a Grave record

1996 Massachusetts death index

1996 Boston Globe death notice

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