August 14, 1926 (Connecticut) – June 23, 1945; 19 years old
Last local address: 13 Lorena Street, East Norwalk
Enlisted on April 9, 1944
Service number: 6436017
USS Salmon (SS-182)
Born to John (1893-1951) and Maria Szabo Kovacs (1891-1966). Brothers Wilfred (1914-1966), John (1916-1922), Rudolf W. (1918-1981), James (1922-1991) and John (1924-2007). Sister, Mary Kovacs (1920-2009).
From The San Francisco Examiner June 30, 1945
Albert Kovacs was murdered in New Canaan, CT on June 23, 1945. Charged was Imogene Stevens, wife of an Army major. She was charged with shooting Albert Kovacs from point-blank range. She was acquitted which leaves some mystery surrounding the death of Albert Kovacs. Imogene Dumas Stevens died in Sarasota, Florida in 2010 at 89 years old.
Seaman 1C Kovacs is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 15 Broad Street, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section B. Photo by webmaster.