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Artifact In The Spotlight 

Each month the museum's collection staff highlights an artifact in the museum's collection.  

<p>Peacoat belonging to Electrician Mate 3rd class John Fenoglio.</p>

January 2020

Electrician Mate 3rd class John Fenoglio Peacoat.

John Fenoglio was born in March 29,1920, in Cherry, Illinois to an Italian immigrant family. His father worked in the coal mine industry. According to his draft document, dated July 1941, John was 21 years old, weighed 122 pounds, had a sallow complexion, gray eyes, brown hair and was about 5'8" tall.

In the United States Navy John was trained as an Electrician Mate 3rd class and he served on both the USS Ericsson (DD-440) in 1945 and the USS Los Angeles (CA-135) from 1945-1946. John's WWII-era uniform, peacoat included, was manufactured by Naval Clothing Factory.

After World War II, John owned and operated Fenoglio TV and Appliance in Marseille, Illinois where the store was open from 1947-1989.




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Published: Fri Jan 03 12:25:21 EST 2020