fbpx

This Day in Norwood History-December 5, 1944-SSgt. Dominic Gemelli Awarded 2nd Battle Star

15TH AAF IN ITALY — Col. Thomas W. Steed (at left), of Etowah, Term., commanding officer of a 15th AAF Liberator Bomber group, shown above pinning the Distinguished Flying Cross on S/Sgt. Dominic Gemelli, (at right) 24. of 284 Lenox street, Norwood. Sgt. Gemelli is probably the only mess sergeant in the 15th AAF to wear the medal. He was a ball turret gunner last June at the time he performed the deeds which warranted the award. Grounded after the mission, his 35th, Sgt. Jamella became mess sergeant for the group.

15TH AAF IN ITALY .. Ssgt Dominic Gemelli, 24. of 284 Lenox street. Norwood, aerial gunner, has been awarded the second battle star, according to an announcement by the 15th AAF in Italy.

He received the award as a member of a veteran 15th AAF Liberator Bomber group which has flown numerous bombing missions in direct support of the invasion of southern France during August and September.

The group, commanded by Col. Thomas W. Steed, of Etowah. Tcnn., is a veteran of more than 145 combat missions and was previously awarded a battle star for its participation in the Italian combat zone.

The Battle Stars are worn on the European – African – Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon.

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-Order of Rainbow Girls Installed

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-Order of Rainbow Girls Installed

INSTALLED — The Order of Rainbow for Girls held an impressive installation ceremony at Masonic Temple last Tuesday night. Installed as officers for the ensuing term were (left to right)…

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-FBI Training for Norwood Police Department

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-FBI Training for Norwood Police Department

F.B.I. SCHOLARS — These members of the Norwood Police Department were among the local police who attended the two-day F.B.I. School for police held at the Walpole High School last…

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1947-Norwood Salvage Co Buys Everything, Including Junk

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1947-Norwood Salvage Co Buys Everything, Including Junk

“We buy anything, including junk,” is the slogan of the Norwood Salvage Co, 1199 Washington street, South Norwood. Owner Ben Oppenheim is in the market right now for all kinds…

This Day In Norwood History-February 1, 1927-NORWOOD TO HAVE ITS FIRST TITLE SWIM TOMORROW NIGHT

This Day In Norwood History-February 1, 1927-NORWOOD TO HAVE ITS FIRST TITLE SWIM TOMORROW NIGHT

The first championship swimming event ever held in the pool of the Norwood Civic Association will take place tomorrow evening when competition is held for the women’s New England A.…

Related Posts

error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close