PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY

September 10, 1893 (Danbury, CT) – November 13, 1961 (Norwalk, CT); 68 years oldMarried to Olivia Bliss on October 6, 1921 in Norwalk, CT. One son, Herbert T. Collings Jr. who served in the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and was killed in the Philippines during World War II.Last local address: Rowayton Avenue (1910), 19Continue reading “PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE

October 5, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – August 28, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 91 years oldMarried to Marian Tomasian on May 27, 1942 in NorwalkLived at 12 Cleveland Terrace prior to enlistingEnlisted September 18, 1942Serial number O-81674296TH BOMB GROUP, 339TH BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON (HEAVY) Received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Co-pilot of B17G tail #42-40016, akaContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN “JACK” PHILIP BLACKMAN SR.; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – June 13, 1980; 56 years oldMarried Beulah Mae Scofield on November 26, 1942 in Norwalk, CTOne daughter, VirginiaLocal address: 23 Leonard Street, NorwalkEnlisted on April 2, 1943Serial number 3133143066TH INFANTRY DIVISION Wounded In Action. Recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and wasContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN “JACK” PHILIP BLACKMAN SR.; U.S. ARMY”