Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Memorial to honor and
perpetuate the memory
of those members who
gave their life for their
Paul P. Longo
onorare e perpetuare
la memoria dei
membri che diedero
la loro vita per
Paul P. Longo
Guastella, Joe 2nd. Lt. May 30, 1921 Aug. 19, 1944
Guerriere, Cilio S. 1st. Lt. Nov. 22, 1919 Jan. 2, 1942
Italiano, Ignazio Sgt. Dec. 8, 1916 July 1, 1942
Cusimano, Nelson L. PFC. Feb. 11, 1917 Sept. 3, 1944
Dominguez, Joe M. U.S.M.C. July 8, 1921 July 16, 1942
Ippolito, Frank PFC. Mar. 1, 1931 Apr. 24, 1951
Tagliarini, Peter Jr. PFC. Dec. 2, 1915 June 20, 1942
Tagliarino, Sam Pvt. July 11, 1924 July 23, 1944
Erected by L'Unione Italiana (The Italian Club).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1940.
Location. 27° 58.281′ N, 82° 25.871′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North 26th Street north of East 22nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. The memorial is located in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Tampa, inside La Unione Italiana Cemetery, a.k.a. Italian Club Cemetery, along the enclosed cemetery's southern border. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sgt. Nick Matassini (within shouting distance of this marker); Il Cimitero DellUnione Italiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); College Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Florida Sentinel Bulletin (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Benedict the Moor School (approx. half a mile away); Giunta Homestead and Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cyrus Greene Park (approx. 0.7 miles The El Reloj Cigar Factory and J.C. Newman Cigar Company (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The Ossuarium Memoriale is also commonly known as "L'Unione Italiana WWII Memorial". The memorial is an open-air, octagonal structure supported by eight Tuscan order columns. Across the front entablature is inscribed "19 Ossuarium Memoriale 49". The roof appears to be copper and is topped by a cross. In the center stands a four-sided cenotaph upon which appear names, dates, and ceramic photos of some of the club's members who died in military service during World War II (and one member who served during the war but died afterward).
Despite the inscription of "Ossuarium" (english translation: "ossuary"), the memorial does not appear to contain actual remains. According to the club's cemetery registry, several of the men are buried in adjacent areas within the cemetery, while the remainder are not interred here.
Graves for other servicemen who died in WWII are found within the cemetery, but for reasons not apparent, their names do not appear on the WWII Memorial.
Regarding Ossuarium Memoriale. L'Unione
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