Saverio "Chub" Cortese

by Chris Rea
(Austin, TX, USA)

My grandfather was part of the 376th BG and I believe the 513th Sqadron. His pilot was James Grady. He served as a radio man on a B24 as part of the 15th Air Force. His ID was 17091379 and his title is listed as Radio Operator, 757. I am looking to see if anyone who may know him is still alive and I could potentially speak to them. I know he was shot down at least once, bailed out, and survived. He earned the Air Combat Medal, Purple Heart, etc...

He hailed from Pueblo, Colorado.

Please contact me at or 512 645 5840 with any information, please!

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Nov 21, 2020
Good Luck
by: Anonymous

Thank you and your family for your fathers service! It would be very fortunate for you to find anyone still alive after this much time has passed! Most of those old boys would be 100 years old at least! I wish you good luck!
Clark A Baldon

Nov 21, 2020
Good Luck
by: Vickie Waters

I hope you are able to find someone living , I tried to find anyone who knew my dad. I would have gone anywhere to meet with them, good luck. Vickie waters

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