March 12, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – September 24, 2004 (Norwalk, CT)
Married to Margo Eastwood (1935-?)
Last local address 66 Chestnut Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted on August 1, 1942
Serial number 32454793
95TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Held in Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08.
From The Norwalk Hour February 27, 1945
Private First Class Joseph Dudas, son of Joseph Dudas Sr., of 66 Chestnut Street, who was reported as missing in action in France on November 13, 1944, is a prisoner of the Germans, his father was notified yesterday. Private First Class Dudas was with the 95th Infantry Division of the Third Army. He has been in the Army for two years. In civilian life, Private First Class Dudas was an employee of the Manhattan Shirt Company. He has a brother, William, well-known local athlete, who is overseas in the Quartermaster Corps of the First Army. In civilian life, he was a salesman for Satin Brothers of Stamford.
From the Norwalk Hour May 17, 1945
Private First Class Joseph Dudas Jr., son of Joseph Dudas of Chestnut Street, who has been a prisoner of war since November 13, 1944, has been liberated, he notified his father via cablegram received last night. Private First Class Dudas was with the 95th Infantry in General Patton’s Third Army. The cablegram also carried the fact that he was in good health and asked his father not to worry. The message carried no further information.
From The Norwalk Hour June 18, 1945
Private First Class Joseph Dudas of 66 Chestnut Street arrived home yesterday on a 60-day furlough. Private First Class Dudas was a prisoner of war in Germany from November 14, 1944 until May 1, 19454 when he was liberated by the Russians. He came here from Fort Devens, Massachusetts. After his furlough, he will report to Camp Butler, North Carolina, for reassignment. When he arrived in the states, he landed at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, and from that point was sent to Fort Devens.
PFC Dudas is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk; Unknown plot number