Borella, Bruno


Bruno Borella was born in Coram on April 18, 1923. He was the son of John and Dolinda Borella, who were both born in Italy.

Mr. Borella attended school at the one room schoolhouse at Coram for 8 years, and finished his high school education at Port Jefferson High School.

Mr.Borella was inducted into the Army on January 13, 1943 at NYC. He was a Pfc. with the 1774th aviation engineers battalion for 8 months. He was promoted to Corporal on October 12, 1944, while serving with the Base Unit, at Moses Lake, Washington for 14 months. It was here that he married his wife Rosemary on September 23, 1944. He was finally promoted to Sgt. while serving with the 516th Air Service Group.

Mr. Borella left the United States on Dec. 10, 1944 on the SS. Argentine, for Italy. On May 23, 1945 he boarded the SS. Richardson and left Italy for Trinidad. On March 19, 1946 he arrived at West Palm airport in Florida, on an Army C-54 transport, and was discharged eight days later at Fort Dix.

While in the service Sgt. Borella took part in the European Theatre of Operation from Dec. 1944 - May 1945. 

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