Joseph Paul Minonno
1918 - 2008
Paul Minonno, 89, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008.
Funeral: Joseph will be laid to rest in Dallas-Fort Worth National
Cemetery with military honors.
He was the son of the late Antonio and Frances Minonno, who became
American citizens after arriving in the United States through Ellis
He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, stationed at Hickam Field on December 7,
1941. He served as an aerial crew chief and gunner on B-17s. Joseph saw
action in the New Hebrides Group and at Guadalcanal.
Upon his return he joined Bell Helicopter in Buffalo, N.Y., and
transferred to Fort Worth in 1949 to work for Bell at the Globe plant
then the Hurst plant.
Survivors: Son, Jon; sister, Jennette Santulli; several grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Joe on his Harley at Pearl Harbor
Sign Guest Book.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 2/10/2008.
Joe on his drag bike and Wayne Ellis on Jack Wilson's Duke at Caddo Drag
Duke's Thunderbird engine was the original engine for the record setting
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