Frank Peter Daurio

Daurio was born to Alexander and Pasqualina, both natives of Italy, in 1926. The family was living at 844 Palisades Avenue by 1930.  It was a large family with 8 children.

Daurio enlisted in the Navy. He was a Seaman 1st Class on the cruiser USS Nashville (CL-43) which took part in a number of campaigns.  On Dec. 13, 1944, the ship was off Negros Island in the Philippines when it was hit by a kamikaze attack. 133 sailors were killed.   His sacrifice is memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

Ancestry.com

  1. 1930 United States Deferal Census
  2. 1940 United States Federal Census
  3. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
  4. U. S., Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for Frank P. Daurio

American Battle Monuments Commission Website

  1. Frank P. Daurio

fold3.com (Historical Military Records)

  1. USS Nashville

Wikipedia

  1. USS Nashville (CL-43) - Kamikaze attack
  2. Photo of "Cleaning up Kamikaze damage on board USS Nashville, December 1944

Find A Grave Website

  1. S1C Frank P. Daurio