15 DEAD, 2 MISSING
FROM SOUTH JERSEY
Former Camden Resident, Holder of Six Awards,
Among New Casualties
SHILOH FLIER LISTED DOWNED IN EUROPE
South Jersey men were among the 1511 reported by the War Department today
as killed in action on the six fighting fronts. Two others from this area
are reported missing.
Sergeant Ronald J. Pearce, of 330 Delancey
Street, Philadelphia, formerly of 3404 Federal Street, Camden.
Private First Class Charles La Porta,
of 142 Chestnut Street, Williamstown.
Frank Ballerino, of 2004 South 10th Street,
Elmer F. Day, of 521 Lexington Avenue,
Corporal William T. Eastlack,
of 142 I Street, Carney's Point.
Private Clarence T. Jaggers,
of Columbia Road and St. James Walk, National Park.
Carl E. Johanson, of 5019 Jefferson Avenue,
Steven V. Koscianski, of 966 Bulson Street,
First Class William R. McKeon, of Pine Avenue,
Sergeant Andrew W. Olsen,
Corporal Aldo Steffanice,
of 74 Norman Avenue, Pennsgrove.
Private First Class John A. Landicina,
of 402 Southeast Avenue, Vineland.
Carr, of 1059 Everett street, Camden.
Captain Carlton P. Hogan,
of 207 East Union Street, Burlington.
Corporal Millard E. Buckingham,
of 38 Grant Street, Deepwater.
Lt. Robert Probasco,
Lt. John Ruggiero,
of Bridgeboro Road, Beverly.
On Troopship Lost
Koscianski, and Carr
are believed to have met their fates on the same transport. War Department
telegrams to families of all three men reveal that each was a passenger on
a troopship that was lost due to enemy action in the Mediterranean on Nov.
27, 1943. All have been awarded Purple Hearts.
This was the closest
that the general public got to the truth of the matter. As a
matter of fact, 12 of the fifteen men listed above were on that
transport, the HMTS Rohna. Five other Rohna victims were also on
the War Department casualty lists for that day.
following reported as dead in today's official casualty list were
previously reported as missing: Sergeant Day,
Private Jaggers, Corporal Koscianski,
Private McKeon, and Private
listed as dead in today's official casualty list but previously reported
in these columns are: Private
Michael Yachus, 679 Ferry Avenue, Camden; Joseph
H. Johnson, 1273 South Merrimac Road, Camden; Private Harry
V. Taylor, 3 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield; Private Merl
H. Reagle, Maple Avenue, Lindenwold; Private Jacob
K. Jenkins, Marne Highway, Mt. Holly, formerly of Pennsauken; Private
Harry E. Harker, 6 Beach Avenue Blackwood; PFC Jack S. Dubois,
Church Street, Williamstown, and Charles R. Stewart Jr., 319 Linden