September 9, 1911 (Springfield, MA) – November 16, 1982 (Norwalk, CT); 71 years old
Married to Elsie Regenstreif on June 29, 1941 in New York City
Local address: Knickerbocker Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted on August 4, 1943
Serial number 31338273
30TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Held at German POW camp Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11).
From The Norwalk Hour September 22, 1944
Private First Class Sydney Steinberg, youngest member of an old established Norwalk family, is reported missing in action with General Patton’s Army in France. Private First Class Steinberg, formerly employed at the Connecticut Potato Chip Company on Connecticut Avenue, is married and has been in the armed services just short of one year and overseas about three months. He was serving in the messenger service of Patton’s unit. His wife, the former Elsie Regenstreif of New York, resides here at 1 Hickory Road. High hopes that Private First Class Steinberg will turn up as a prisoner of war is held by his older brother, Michael Steinberg of Circle Street and other brothers and sisters residing here, including Charles Steinberg, Benjamin Steinberg, Mrs. Samuel Peskin and Mrs. Joseph Kaplan. Last letters received here from Private First Class Steinberg about six weeks ago, told of his taking part in the invasion of France.
From The Norwalk Hour November 13, 1944
Sydney H. Steinberg of 33 Stevens Street, reported as missing in action since August 11, is a prisoner of war in Germany according to information received Saturday by his wife. Steinberg, with the 30th Division Infantry, entered the service in August 1943.
From The Norwalk Hour June 21, 1945
Private First Class Sydney Steinberg, husband of Mrs. Elsie Regent Steinberg, returned to the United States on Monday afternoon, following his release from a German prison camp, where he had been held since last summer. He has been sent to Fort Devens and will shortly be granted a furlough to visit his home on Stevens Street.
Buried at Independent Hebrew Temple Shalom, Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT; Plot ED103