ANTONIO MERCEDE (1912-1963)
"Tony"



left to right
Al Gingiss, Tony Mercede and Gen
(Courtesy of Gen Genovese)



left to right
Al Gingiss, Spitfire and Tony Mercede
Al, Tony and Gen were given babys leopard's after the mother was killed on a hunt. Gingiss' leopard was Margot, Mercede's was Susie-Q and Gen's was Spitfire. Spitfire was the only one to survive into adulthood. Gen says that as an adult, Spitfire would put his paws on his shoulder's and lick his face. Spitfire was later given to a Zoo.
(Courtesy of Gen Genovese)


Do you know anything about the "American Techinacal (Burma Road) Group"?
(Courtesy of Tony Mercede's daughter, Marianne Mercede Cowden)


La Martinique
57 West 57th Street
New York
08-19-1943
left to right
Tony Mercede, Birdie R (Al's sister), Saul (Short Snorter) Freedman, Doris Greenberg, AJG - Ding How (Hoa) 12 and up (is this Gingiss?),
Murray Satin, Mitzi (smuggled tangerenes) Satin, Gen Genovese - Compa! and Sid Zalengold PVT (yardbird)
(Photo Courtesy of Tony Mercede's daughter, Marianne Mercede Cowden)



(News Clipping Courtesy of Tony Mercede's daughter, Marianne Mercede Cowden)


If you would like to share any information about Antonio "Tony" Mercede
please let me (Tom Moore) know.
Thanks!

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