Born April 10, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – April 23, 2004 (Wilton, CT); 83 years old
Local address: 268 Main Street
Enlisted on October 3, 1942
Serial number: 31192974
95th Infantry Division

Held in German POW camp Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13.

Norwalk High School Class of ’40 yearbook

From The Norwalk Hour December 22, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Obuchowski of 268 Main Street received a telegram from the War Department last night saying that their son, Private First Class Walter J. Obuchowski has been missing in action in Germany since December 2. Private First Class Obuchowski entered the Armed Forces October 17, 1942,  and was a member of the 95th Infantry Division. He trained in Texas, Louisiana, California and Pennsylvania before going overseas in August.

From The Norwalk Hour March 26, 1945

Private First Class Walter J. Obuchowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Obuchowski, 268 Main Street, who had been reported missing in action since December 2, 1944, was heard broadcasting on short-wave radio from Germany a few days ago. The message intercepted was “Dear Dad: IO am alright. Please don’t worry. With all my love. Walter.” This message was teletyped to the local Police Headquarters by Ralph Strom of Cromwell, who was listening on short-wave. The Norwalk police immediately relayed the wonderful news to the family. Also, several short-wave enthusiasts throughout the country have written Mr. and Mrs. J. Obuchowski giving them the same information. Since then, the family has received a card from Walter saying that he is a prisoner of war. Private First Class Walter Obuchowski was inducted into the service October 17, 1942 and has been overseas since August 1944. He was with the 95th Infantry Division in General Patton’s Third Army.

Buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Broad Street, Norwalk CT; Unknown plot number

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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