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Jerome Ethan Ferroffiaro


Ferroffiaro, Jerome Ethan

Ferroffiaro, Jerome Ethan. (Ferrogiaro), b. November 16, 1912, San Francisco, California, Italian American/Irish American, US in 1914, to China at age 5, served in a Chinese militia unit fighting against the Japanese, US Army Air Corps, 1933-38; Married (divorced?); Automobile mechanic and Soldier of Fortune; No party affiliation; Received passport# 23680 San Francisco series on December 10, 1938 which listed his address as 1845 Lake Street, San Francisco, California; Arrived in Spain on February 15, 1938; Served with the  XV BDE, 58 BN, MG Co., Last assignment served as Plaza Mayor as BN scout during the Ebro Offensive until Sierra Pandols, rank Soldado, Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII US Army Air Corps, Bomber gunner serving in the 100th Bomber Group, ETO, His aircraft was shot down on October 8, 1943 during the Bremen mission.  He became a POW, He remained in the Air Force after WWII, captured after being shot down and used the name Beard to hide his service in the SCW, d. June 18, 1999, Phoenix, Arizona, buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California.ources:  SACB, Pay, RA, USSDA 2:0527, 54:0031; 100th Bomber Group Website http://www.100thbg.com/mainmenus/people/people_04.htm  There is also a longer biographical sketch on the site http://www.100thbg.com/mainpages/history/history2/ferroggiarodata.htm; Ancestry.

Photograph: Jerome Ethan Ferroggiaro, 100th Bomber Group WWII.


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Additional Notes Irish/Italian, lived in China for 15years. Father a builder of armoured cars in China.