Joseph Paul Minonno
                                                                      1918 - 2008

Joseph 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 Island.

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 Strip 1954/1955.
Duke's Thunderbird engine was the original engine for the record setting Texas Ceegar.


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