Dog Tag, Cpl. Elia Defusto, USAAF, ETO
Genuine WWII US Army dog tag, issued to Elia O. Defussto, ASN 33572249, vaccinated against tetanus in 1943, blood type O, Catholic. The present tag was found along with dozens of others on the site of a former USAAF air base in Kent, England in the 1980s.
Elia Onofrio Defusto was born on July 31, 1920 in Olivadi, Italy and joined the US Army on February 6, 1943. He went on to serve in Europe with the USAAF and was discharged on November 12, 1945 as a Corporal. He passed away on January 12, 1999.
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These items do not glorify or promote any of the political, ideological or racial opinions related to the global conflicts that bathed the 20th century in blood.
Besides, we remind you that Article R.645-1 of the French Penal Code establishes fines applicable to fifth class contraventions (except in the specific cases of a filming, show or exhibition which refer to historical events) for any individual who wears a uniform, insignia or symbol reminiscent of those worn by members of the various organizations declared criminal in application of Article 9 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal annexed to the London Agreement of August 8, 1945 – SS, SD, Gestapo, Nazi leaders (the Führer, the Reichsleitung, the Gauleiters and their main collaborators, the Ortsgruppenleiter, the Zellenleiter and the Blockleiter), or reminiscent of those worn by any person found guilty, by a French or International Jurisdiction, of one or several crimes against humanity established by Articles 211-1 to 212-3 or mentioned in Law No. 64-1326 of December 26, 1964.
The Code provides additional penalties, including the confiscation of the items used or intended for committing the offence.