POW/MIA from Norwalk

In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 18, 2020 (yearly on the 3rd Friday in September), publishing a list of Norwalk’s POWs and MIAs is a fitting tribute. If there are any names missing, please contact the webmaster through the Contact Form or via e-mail at mvlc@norwalkct.org.


POWs

PFC David Hughes Blackman, Army, Germany
PFC John Philip Blackman, Army, Germany
TEC5 James Michael Dunne, Army Air Force, Philippines
TEC5 Edward William Franke, Army, Germany
Corporal Francis Walter Hoyt, Army Air Force, Philippines
2d Lt Joseph William Kiska, Army Air Force, Germany
Corp Albert J. Lawrence, Army Air Force, Philippines
2d Lt Norman Solomon, Army Air Force, Japan


MIAs
(names in bold are potentially recoverable)

WORLD WAR I

Chief Machinist’s Mate Willis Martin Goodrow; Navy; buried at sea

WORLD WAR II

Yeoman Anthony Frank Aquino; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Petty Officer First Class Alfred Francis Avery; Navy; Pacific
Lieutenant Junior Grade Andrew Stephen Beerwa; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Ensign Frank Harper Bissell Jr.; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Staff Sergeant Clayton Edward Broch; Army Air Force; at sea – North Sea
First Lieutenant Gordon Buck; Army Air Force; at sea – Mediterranean
Seaman Second Class Charles Norman Byington; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Seaman Second Class William Frederich Caldara; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Seaman Third Class William Dallas Cameron Jr.; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Second Lieutenant Frank Benjamin Cooper; Army Air Force; Germany
Machinist’s Mate Second Class William Czinky; Navy; at sea – Atlantic
Staff Sergeant Anthony Frank DeBarardinis; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Second Lieutenant Donald Clive Delaney; Army Air Force; at sea – Pacific
Staff Sergeant Louis Salvatore Doddo; Army; Saipan
Gunner’s Mate Third Class Joseph Michael Dragan; Navy; Mediterranean
Technician Fifth Class James Michael Dunne; Army; Philippines – POW
Aviation Radioman Second Class Jacob Casper Durner Jr.; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Captain John Agnew Earle; Army Air Force; at sea – Pacific
Gunner’s Mate Second Class Hobart Ford; Navy; at sea – North Sea
Sergeant Elmer Lester Frederick; unknown  
First Lieutenant Peter Robert Froelicher; Army Air Force; at sea – Mediterranean
Chief Pay Clerk John Kenneth Goral; Coast Guard; at sea – Atlantic
Quartermaster Second Class Allen Burkey Gregory Jr.; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Private First Class William Powell Holmes; Army; Germany
Corporal Albert J. Lawrence; Army Air Force; Philippines – POW
Fireman Third Class Thomas Moore Morgan; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Sergeant Jesse Nathaniel Olmstead; Army Air Force; at sea – Pacific
Seaman Second Class Robert Richardson Parks; Navy; at sea – Pacific
Seaman First Class Rocco George Pesacreta; Navy; at sea – Mediterranean
Staff Sergeant Everett Joseph Plummer; Army Air Force; China
Seaman Third Class John Rinko; Navy; at sea – Mediterranean
Second Lieutenant Norman Philip Rosenfield; Army Air Force; Italy
Motor Machinist’s Mate First Class Charles Cucile Saperstein; Navy; at sea – Mediterranean
Staff Sergeant Anthony Joseph Schneider; Army Air Force; at sea – Pacific
Second Lieutenant Walter Delnor Sloat; Army; at sea – Mediterranean
Staff Sergeant Robert Murray Smith; Army Air Force; at sea – English Channel
First Lieutenant Donald Campbell Stevens; Army Air Force; at sea – Atlantic
Lieutenant Commander Alfred Guernsey Symonds Jr.; Navy; at sea – Pacific
First Lieutenant Joseph Edward Tierney; Army Air Force; at sea – Pacific
Staff Sergeant Robert Paul Valentik; Army Air Force; at sea – North Sea
Seaman First Class George Philip Van Alstyne; Coast Guard; at sea – Atlantic
Quartermaster Third Class Walton Bennett Vail; Coast Guard; at sea – Atlantic
Seaman First Class Robert Valentine Walter; Navy; at sea – Pacific

KOREAN WAR

Ensign George Alan Martin; Navy; at sea – Yellow Sea
First Lieutenant John Bernard McGuinness, North Korea

VIETNAM WAR

First Lieutenant Albert Michael Prevost; USMC; at sea – Gulf of Tonkin

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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