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Servicenumber: 15056269 Zacchi_John

Age: 20
Born: 23 September 1924, Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky
Hometown: Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky
Family: Assuero Zacchi (father)
Sarah (Wright) Zacchi (mother)
Pete Zacchi (brother)
Louis Zacchi (brother)
Assuero Zacchi (brother)
Della J. Zacchi (sister)
Mary Zacchi (sister)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Function: Tank Driver
Regiment: -
Battalion: 19th Tank Battalion
Division – Transport: 9th Armored Division
Company – Squadron: A Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Date of death: 29 December 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: Vicinity of Manhay, Belgium
Spot: On the road attacking west of Manhay
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot O, Row 7, Grave 5
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information:

S/Sgt John Zacchi enlisted at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky on 16 September 1940.

He entered the U.S. Army for the Philippine Department as a Private. He completed grammar school and was single without dependents, 70 inches 142 pounds.

John is buried next to his brother Pete who died on the same day.

The 9th Armored Division is known as the "Phantom" Division.

Source of information: Astrid van Erp, John T. Gerlosky,, - U.S. Census Records, 1920-1940 / U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 / Birth Index, 1911-1999 / Zacchi Family Trees / The Ardennes: "Battle of The Bulge" by Hugh M. Cole, pages 597-598,

Photo source: Peter Schouteten


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