Alleva, Daniel F

Daniel Francis Alleva was born March 12, 1917 to Giuseppe and Caledonia Alleva who lived in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania. His father immigrated from Italy in 1892 and passed away in 1918. Daniel's mother was born in Pennsylvania. Both her parents emigrated from Italy. Although she who did not speak fluent English she owned a local shop. Daniel was one of seven children. The family later moved to Malvern.

Daniel graduated from Tredyffrin High School in 1934. He was the school store manager and on the student council his senior year. His high school yearbook description states: 

Daniel might be called our “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”  His one nature creeps up in Commercial Law where his discussions are hilariously accepted. The other Danny is a subdued one who is intensely interested in the Prosaic arts of business”
Daniel Alleva
After graduation Daniel worked as a bookkeeper for a construction company.

Daniel entered service in the Army on January 9, 1943. He was a member of the Combat Engineers of the 79th division. The 79th division was sent overseas to England in April, 1944 and went ashore on Utah Beach in Normandy, France in mid-June. They entered combat in France south of Cherbourg on June 19th.

The 79th liberated Lessay in July, crossed the Sarthe River and liberated Le Mans in August. In September, they moved east to the Franco-Belgian border crossing the Moselle River.

Technician 5th grade Daniel F. Alleva was Killed In Action on October 10, 1944.

Daniel was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken.

Credits 


Research by Don Wambold, WCMSC

After graduation Daniel worked as a bookkeeper for a construction company.

Daniel entered service in the Army on January 9, 1943. He was a member of the Combat Engineers of the 79th division. The 79th division was sent overseas to England in April, 1944 and went ashore on Utah Beach in Normandy, France in mid-June. They entered combat in France south of Cherbourg on June 19th.

The 79th liberated Lessay in July, crossed the Sarthe River and liberated Le Mans in August. In September, they moved east to the Franco-Belgian border crossing the Moselle River.

Technician 5th grade Daniel F. Alleva was Killed In Action on October 10, 1944.

Daniel was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken.

Credits

 
Research by Don Wambold, WCMSC