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Pasquale DiPierro collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19.0021

Content Description

This collection relates to Electrician's Mate 1st Class Pasquale DiPierro who immigrated from Italy in 1920 and served with Company A, 5th Platoon, 118th Naval Construction Battalion, "Seabees" in the Pacific Theater during World War II on New Guinea and the Philippines. He was recalled during the Korean War and served again with the U.S. Navy in a construction battalion. The collection includes letters, military personnel documents, 118th Naval Construction Battalion newsletters, and objects.


  • 1943-1951
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-03


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

Pasquale DiPierro was born in Italy on April 27, 1904 and immigrated to the United States on July 6, 1920. He lived in Naperville, IL and became a citizen on January 16, 1930. Before World War II, he worked as an Electrical Supervisor for the U.S. Army Air Corps Willow Run Airport, Detroit, MI. He entered service in the U.S. Navy on October 19, 1943 and received Construction Battalion training at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Camp Peary near Williamsburg, VA. On Feb. 25, 1944, the Battalion transferred to Gamadodo, Milne Bay, New Guinea and remained there on duty until March 1945, when 19 officers and 900 men departed for Mindanao, Philippine Islands and also served on Luzon. DiPierro was discharged on October 28, 1945. After the war, he worked as Chief Electrician at the Detroit Tank Arsenal for approximately 30 years.


1 Linear Feet (2 half boxes)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by the daughter of Pasquale DiPierro, Catherine DiPierro.

Pasquale DiPierro collection
Michael G. Kasper
October 9, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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