17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

Lieutenant Angelo A. Albano

The story of Lieutenant Angelo A. Albano

 17th Armored Engineer Battalion,
2nd Armored Division

Army Serial Number: 33135028

Born: September 21st, 1917
Deceased: May 29th, 1974

Lieutenant Angelo A. Albano, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion during his wartime service.

Sencus 1930

Event TypeCensus
NameAngelo Albamo
Event Date1930
Event PlaceTresckow, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Year (Estimated)1918
Marital StatusSingle
Relationship to Head of HouseholdSon
Father’s BirthplaceItaly
Mother’s BirthplacePennsylvania
Sheet LetterA
Sheet Number8
Peter AlbamoMale39MarriedWhite1891ItalyItalyItalyHeadA8
Julia AlbamoFemale33MarriedWhite1897PennsylvaniaItalyItalyWifeA828364
Dorthory AlbamoFemale13SingleWhite1917PennsylvaniaItalyPennsylvaniaDaughterA828365
Angelo AlbamoMale12SingleWhite1918PennsylvaniaItalyPennsylvaniaSonA828366
Mary AlbamoFemale3SingleWhite1927PennsylvaniaItalyPennsylvaniaDaughterA828367

Sencus 1940

Event TypeCensus
NameAngelo Albeno
Event Date1940
Event PlaceWard 15, Hazleton, Hazleton City, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
Marital StatusSingle
Relationship to Head of HouseholdSon
Last Place of ResidenceSame House
Birth Year (Estimated)1918
Peter AlbenoSame HouseMale49MarriedWhite1891ItalyHeadA4
Julia AlbenoSame HouseFemale43MarriedWhite1897PennsylvaniaWifeA4005456693
Dorthy AlbenoSame HouseFemale23SingleWhite1917PennsylvaniaDaughterA4005456693
Angelo AlbenoSame HouseMale22SingleWhite1918PennsylvaniaSonA4005456693
Mary AlbenoSame HouseFemale13SingleWhite1927PennsylvaniaDaughterA4

January 1942

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946Tools

Name:Angelo A Albano
Event Date:20 Jan 1942
Event Place:Ft George G Meade, Maryland, United States
Marital Status:Single, without dependents
Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Citizenship Status:citizen
Birth Year:1917
Education Level:4 years of college
Civilian Occupation:Paymasters, payroll clerks, and timekeepers
Military Rank:Private
Army Branch:Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference:Civil Life
Serial Number:33135028

December 24, 1942 Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa

Lt Angelo Albano met Lt Corable Lobertha Abshire for the first time at Casablanca, Morocco, North Africa on Christmas Eve 1942, where their romance began.

Lieutenant Angelo A. Albano. Photo: 17th Engineer Battalion Officers in North Africa in 1943 (Courtesy of George L. Youngblood)
More about this photo: Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

June/ July 1943

Lt Angelo Albano met Lt Corable Lobertha Abshire again at Bizerte, Tunis, and once again at Sicily, June- July 1943.

Lt Corable Lobertha Abshire (Source Newpapers.com)

May 12, 1944 Wedding Albano – Abshire, England

Wedding Angelo A. Albano with Corable Lobertha Abshire Albano (Source: The Plain Speaker Hazleton, Pennsylvania 06 Jul 1944, Thursdy, Page 18)
Wedding Angelo A. Albano with Corable Lobertha Abshire Albano (Source: The Plain Speaker Hazleton, Pennsylvania 06 Jul 1944, Thursdy, Page 18)
Wedding LT Angelo A. Albano with Lt Corable Lobertha Abshire Albano (Source: The Plain Speaker Hazleton, Pennsylvania 06 Jul 1944, Thursdy, Page 18)

WEDDINGS Albano-Abshire
Lt. and Mrs. Angelo Albano
Lt. Corable L, Abshire, daughter of Mrs. Theora Abshire of Pax, W. Va., and Lt. Angelo A. Albano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Albano of 388 South Poplar street, this city, were married May 12 in the Ss. Patrick and George’s church of England with Rev. Father Duggan officiating. The bride, who was given in marriage by Capt. Hargett, Lt. Albano’s commanding officer, wore her army nurse’s uniform and carried a bouquet of spring flowers. Her attendants, Lt. Mary Munson and Lt. Violet Belnak, wore their uniforms and corsages of white carnations. Lt. Frank Arnone of Jersey City, N. J., was the best man and Lt. James Steltenpohl was the usher. Sgt. Berger played the organ during the ceremony and Major Sedan sang “Ave Maria.” After the marriage, a reception was held at the officers’ lounge for which the Red Cross baked a cake. After a brief honeymoon in the country, the couple resumed their duties in their respective units.

The Plain Speaker
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
06 Jul 1944, Thursdy, Page 18

Officers of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion who played a roll during the wedding ceremony of Lt. Angelo Albano and Lt. Corable L, Abshire:

Captain Yuell S Hargett “gave the Bride away”
Lieutenant Frank Arnone was ” the Best man”
(He was married himself during the War in 1942)
LT James Aloysius Steltenpohl was “the Usher”

Sunday Register, Becley, West Virginia, Sunday, july 16, 1944 Page 2

Sunday, July 16, 1944. Page 2, Fayette County News.

Invasion Of France Stops
Fayette Girl’s Honeymoon
Sy Register Staff Writer

PAX — In World War 1 American soldiers were known to marry French and English and Scotch wives, but there’s a Pax girl, Lt. Corable Abshire, who married in England in World War II, and the invasion of France ended her honeymoon.
However, she married an American officer, Lt. A. A. Albano, of Philadelphia, her mother. Mrs. J. R. Abshire, announced here. The
marriage was celebrated in an old English church May 12, but their romance began when they met in Casablanca, December 24, 1942, Christmas Eve when they were both far from home.
They were fortunate enough to meet again in Bizerte, Tunis, and Sicily, so the girl wrote her mother, and again in England last November 26.
“Tony’s company commander, Captain Hargett, gave me away,” she wrote Mrs. Abshire. “His outfit made all the plans and everything. We were so far from there that it would have been impossible for us to help with any thing.”
“The altar was banked with flowers. The aisle was terrible long, I had a bridesmaid, Violet Belnak, my room mate, and her escort was from Tony’s place.”
She was in the first contingent of army nurses to land in France following the invasion, and since then she has ducked plenty of times into foxholes to escape enemy fire. Her group left England June 8, on her birthday, for France.
She trained at McKendree Emergency hospital and at Charity hospital in New Orleans. She went into the army nursing corps, April, 1942, trained at Fort Knox, and went overseas in April. One of her first patients in France was a boy from her home town, Orbit Ellison, who had been wounded—slightly, she was glad to report. The man she married is a graduate in chemical engineering.

Sunday Register, Becley, West Virginia, Sunday, july 16, 1944 Page 2

The Ss. Patrick and George’s (Garrison) church at Tidworth Barracks where LT Albano and LT Abshire had there wedding ceremony (Source: Google)
Current location; 1 St Patricks Ave, Tidworth SP9 7BS, United Kingdom

May 29, 1974 Death Angelo Albano

Funeral services for Angelo A. Albano, 56, 307 Village Dr., who was dead on arrival Wed nesday morning at the Warner Hospital after being stricken at his home, will be held Firday morning at 11 at the Monahan Funeral Home with Msgr. Alphonse T. Marcincavage officiating Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until th time of the service.
A native of Hazelton, Pa , was the son of Julia Cortez Albano, of Hazelton and the late Peter Albano. He was a of World War II and served a captain with the 17th Engineers, United States Army. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and he held a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and chemistry. For last six years, he has been associated with Rea and Derirk, and recently at the local store on Lincoln Square Prior to that, he operated his own pharmacy in Marietta for 17 years. Surviving are his wife, Coraable Abshire; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia A. Funsten, West Chester, Pa ; a granddaughter, Jennifer: two sisters, Mrs Dorothy Scaran, and Mrs. Mary Corazza, both of Hazelton. and a number of nieces and nephews.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)30 May 1974, ThuPage 1


Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA