SHIPFITTER THIRD CLASS RICHARD PATTERSON JR.; U.S. NAVY

February 15, 1920 (Newburyport, Mass.) – December 7, 1941; 21 years oldUnmarriedFather listed at Lower Lane, BerlinEnlisted on October 14, 1940Service number 2072954USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Richard Sr. (1896-1972) and Pauline H. Colby Patterson (1894-1977). Sisters Sarah E. Patterson Hadley (1922-1985) and Anne Patterson Baein (1931-). Received the Purple Heart Medal. He is oneContinue reading “SHIPFITTER THIRD CLASS RICHARD PATTERSON JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS STANISLAUS “STANLEY” JOSEPH ORZECH; U.S. NAVY

May 5, 1921 (Meriden, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years oldUnmarriedFather listed at 256 Pratt Street, MeridenEnlisted on October 15, 1940Service number 2072961USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Louis (1897-1972) and Frances Muszek Orzech (1893-1943), both born in Poland. Brothers, Bronislaw “Benjamin” (1918-1998) and Joseph (1933-2014). Sisters Antoinette “Anna” (1909-2006), Mary H. Orzech Smith (1925-1969),Continue reading “SEAMAN SECOND CLASS STANISLAUS “STANLEY” JOSEPH ORZECH; U.S. NAVY”

ENSIGN WILLIAM THOMAS O’NEILL JR.; U.S. NAVY

November 28, 1914 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 27 years oldUnmarriedMother listed at Stanley Road, Glenbrook (Stamford)Enlisted on July 17, 1940Service number O-095975USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to William O’Neill (1889-1957) and Lillian Ross O’Neill (1892-1935). William was their only child. Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the article below, Ensign O’Neill is said toContinue reading “ENSIGN WILLIAM THOMAS O’NEILL JR.; U.S. NAVY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN KALLERVO LUNTTA; U.S. NAVY

December 27, 1921 (Collinsville, CT) – December 7, 1941; 19 years oldUnmarriedFather listed at 330 East Hill Road, Canton (Collinsville)Enlisted on December 27, 1939Service number 2072507USS Nevada (BB-36) Born to John Einar Luntta (1886-1948) and Wendla J. Kovanen Luntta (1890-1941), both born in Finland. Brothers Elmer (1912-1979), Hans (1919-2008) and Eero “Pete” (1925-1986). Sisters areContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN KALLERVO LUNTTA; U.S. NAVY”

COXSWAIN HENRY ALEXANDER LANOUETTE; U.S. NAVY

June 28, 1919 (Wallingford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 22 years oldUnmarriedFather listed at 135 Prince Street, WallingfordEnlisted on October 18, 1937Service number 2072110USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Henry Alexander (1885-1939) and Edda Anthony Lanouette (1886-1947). Three sisters, Florence E. Lanouette Fish (1910-1999), Margaret Lanouette Sova (1912-1942) and Edda M. Lanouette Richetelli (1916-1976). Received theContinue reading “COXSWAIN HENRY ALEXANDER LANOUETTE; U.S. NAVY”

PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

October 8, 1922 (Waterbury, CT) – December 8, 1941; 19 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Greenwood Avenue, WaterburyEnlisted on April 23, 1941Service number 11010756Unit: 64th Coast Artillery Corps, Battery E Born to Henry Johnson (1889-1960) and Bertha Fannick Johnson (1900-1973). One half brother, Alvin (1914-1990), one brother David (1928-?) one half sister Anita Johnson Bernstein (1915-1986)Continue reading “PRIVATE PAUL MORRIS JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT VINCENT JOSEPH HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

April 2, 1921 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years oldUnmarriedListed at 93 Glenbrook Road, Stamford (1940 census)Enlisted on July 27, 1939Service number 6148539Unit: 78th Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field Born to Timothy (1893-1948) and Elizabeth T. Bender Horan (1895-1985). Father, Timothy, was a World War One veteran. Three brothers Francis (1928-1981), Richard (1931-2005), andContinue reading “SERGEANT VINCENT JOSEPH HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

ENSIGN EDWARD WEBB GOSSELIN; U.S. NAVY

May 1, 1917 (Hamden, CT) – December 7, 1941; 24 years oldUnmarriedHometown listed as Joliet, Illinois on December 7, 1941, however, he was born in Connecticut and attended Yale University in New Haven, ConnecticutEnlisted on September 30, 1940; Commissioned March 14, 1941Service number O-097031USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Edward Gosselin (1893-1978) and Florilla Webb GosselinContinue reading “ENSIGN EDWARD WEBB GOSSELIN; U.S. NAVY”

STOREKEEPER THIRD CLASS HARRY LUDWIG “BUD” CARLSON; U.S. NAVY

May 23, 1921 (Norwich, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years oldUnmarriedFather listed at 16 St. Regis Avenue, NorwichEnlisted on October 16, 1939Service number 2072034USS Arizona (BB-39) Born to Cornelius (1894-1983) and Agnes Myesky Carlson (1902-1980). One brother, Raymond (1918-2011), and one sister, Joyce O. Carlson Johannessen (1931-2015). Received the Purple Heart Medal. Letter homeContinue reading “STOREKEEPER THIRD CLASS HARRY LUDWIG “BUD” CARLSON; U.S. NAVY”

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE ERIC ALLEN JR.; U.S. NAVY

July 22, 1916 (Massachusetts) – December 8, 1941; 26 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: Noroton Heights, DarienGraduated from the United States Naval Academy June 1938USS Enterprise (CV-6), Fighter Squadron Six Born to Eric Allen [also in the Navy] (1880-1951) and Sarah Rogers Allen (1883-1940). Two brothers James (1918-2002) and Benjamin D. (1926-1989). Two sisters Sarah “Sally”Continue reading “LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE ERIC ALLEN JR.; U.S. NAVY”