Oral History Session #1
Date:October 27, 2008
Place:Saddke Brook, New Jersey
Transcript Production Team:
De Luccia, Joseph Oral History Interview, October 27, 2008, by Shaun Illingworth, Eric Vivino and Daniel Ruggiero, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Joseph De Luccia was born in the Bronx in 1924. He attended grade school in Paterson, New Jersey. De Luccia was drafted into the 8th Air Force in February 1943 when he was 18 years old. During World War II, Joseph De Luccia served as a Radio Operator and Gunner on a B-17 Bomber. He was stationed state side and then served in England from June to Ocotber of 1944. He was on 32 bombing missions over Germany. De Luccia received several decorations for his service.