John P Cutino

John P Cutino
War World War II
Branch U S Naval Reserve
Rank Machinist Mate 2nd Class
Group Type
Group Name
Wall J
Direction West
Row 3
Plaque Number 16

Fisherman to Sailor

When WWII started his Sicilian American father's fishing boat was requisitioned by the US Government in Monterey California.

John provided expertise in operating and maintaining the boat

The boat was used by the Navy to patrol the Pacific Coast for enemy submarines after there were ten submarine attacks along the Coast of California after Pearl Harbor. The boat was also used to tow targets for Naval Aircraft bombing practice.

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