August 25, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1944; 22 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 25 Seaview Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted on July 3, 1942
Service number: 31142791
100TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 418TH BOMBER SQUADRON
Missing In Action (MIA)
Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal
Norwalk High School Class of ‘39
From 100thbg.com: Aircraft B-17G, #42-37975, date February 4, 1944, Time: 1332, location: Walcheron Island, North Sea. Lost due to enemy anti-aircraft.
Names of crew:
Pilot William E. Green 1Lt O-671261
Co-pilot Jack P. Jensen 2Lt O-741910
NAV (N) John J. Joyce 2Lt O-685345
BOM (B) John S. Hamilton 2Lt O-679503
RAD Robert P. Valentik SSgt 31142791
ENG Roman B. Beran TSgt 37218415
BAL Rickard K. Anderegg SSgt 37437834
WG Sanford F. Tisdale SSgt 16109083
WG Harry J. Waskewicz SSgt 36528100
TG (T) Leroy E. Leist SSgt 34343991
— SSgt Waskewicz’s body washed ashore 2 days later.
Testimony of 2Lt W.A. Terry: A/C #075 was flying in the 3rd element of our high squadron. At 1332 hours it pulled out of formation and headed for the undercast. It was smoking but appeared to be under control. No chutes were seen.