Floyd Edgar “Frank” Sanesi was born January 23, 1920 to Joseph Bruno and Silla Masone Sanesi in Dunkirk, New York, and graduated
in 1936 from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. Before and after his war service, he worked as a toolmaker and
machinist or Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation in Los Angeles, California. On June 26, 1944, he completed
pilot training at Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona and entered active service in the U.S. Army Air Corps the next day and piloted
P-38 and P-51 fighter aircraft in the Pacific Theatre. Patrol and surveillance missions were his chief duties after the war
ended. Sanesi also served as an instructor pilot in L-5 and AT-6 airplanes and performed additional duties as club officer
group photographer, and control tower operator. He retired from the U.S. Air Force on April 1, 1967 as a Major. Frank passed
away on June 4, 1997. His cremains were brought onboard the USS Jarrett and distributed at sea on August 14, 1997.
.6 Cubic Feet
The collection contains personal papers, military papers, photo albums, and sleeved photographs and negatives.
The collection is housed in two boxes; one measuring 15.25”Lx10.25”Hx5”W and one measuring 15.25”Lx3”Hx11.5”W for oversized