PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS

February 8, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 21, 1945; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 12 Reynolds Street, NorwalkService number: 9071996TH MARINE DIVISION, 4TH MARINES, COMPANY C Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Died during Operation Iceberg on Okinawa, Japan May 21, 1945. From The Norwalk Hour March 8, 1945 In a recent letter to hisContinue reading “PRIVATE LAWRENCE ROBERT ZEOLI; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

SERGEANT WILFRED FRANCIS WOOD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

October 13, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – October 10, 1943; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 5 Hawkins Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted April 6, 1942Service number: 31104593451ST BOMBER GROUP, 726TH BOMBER SQUADRON (Fairmont AAB, Nebraska) From the Lincoln Star (Nebraska), October 12, 1943 SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 12 – (AP) Names of men aboard an army heavyContinue reading “SERGEANT WILFRED FRANCIS WOOD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD NORMAN WILSON JR.; U.S. ARMY

September 4, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – February 21, 1945; 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 11 Fitch Street, East NorwalkEnlisted January 2, 1943Service number: 31277720INFANTRY REPLACEMENT TRAINING CENTER, 4TH REGIMENT, 14TH BATTALION, COMPANY A Died at Camp Gordon, Georgia from injuries sustained during training. From The Norwalk Hour February 23, 1945 PFC Edward N. WilsonContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD NORMAN WILSON JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EARL THOMAS WILSON; U.S. ARMY

December 6, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – June 6, 1944; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 2 Wilbur Street, South NorwalkEnlisted October 20, 1942Service number: 1110076382ND AIRBORNE DIVISION, 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1ST BATTALION Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Killed in Action on D-Day, Normandy, France. Remains returned and buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Norwalk; SectionContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EARL THOMAS WILSON; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS

July 4, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – May 11, 1945; 23 years old; married to the former Mary R. Drab (1924-1976) on August 15, 1940 in Norwalk; 4 childrenLast local address: Beverly Place, NorwalkService number 9875751ST MARINE DIVISION, 5TH MARINES Died on Okinawa. From The Norwalk Hour, June 16, 1945 Marine Private Benjamin Thomas Williams, formerlyContinue reading “PRIVATE BENJAMIN THOMAS WILLIAMS; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL WILMOT WILBUR; U.S. ARMY

March 15, 1924 (Unknown) – February 2, 1945; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 2 Woodbury Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted June 24, 1942Service number: 11072351124TH CAVALRY REGIMENT, MASS TASK FORCE, F TROOP Officially “Died of Wounds.” From The Norwalk Hour February 26, 1945 PFC Paul Wilmot Wilbur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilbur of Woodbury Avenue,Continue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS PAUL WILMOT WILBUR; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM ARTHUR WHITE JR.; U.S. ARMY

January 24, 1914 (Norwalk, CT) – August 25, 1944; 30 years old; married to Marie Ruth Rossi White on September 28, 1940 in New London, CT; no childrenLast local address: 81 Seaview Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted November 1, 1943Service number: 3140730929TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 116TH INFANTRY REGIMENT From The Norwalk Hour September 23, 1944 Word has beenContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WILLIAM ARTHUR WHITE JR.; U.S. ARMY”

SERGEANT SIDNEY WEITZ; U.S. ARMY

October 29, 1921 (New York, NY) – November 18, 1944; 22 years old; married to Shirley Weitz of Knickerbocker Avenue, Norwalk; no childrenLast local address: 6 Arch Street, NorwalkEnlisted November 4, 1942Service number: 3124795110TH DIVISION, 3RD ARMORED TANK BATTALION Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Erasmus Hall High School (Brooklyn, NY) Class of ‘36 Photo providedContinue reading “SERGEANT SIDNEY WEITZ; U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD BRYANT WASON; U.S. ARMY

June 2, 1919 (Greenwich, CT) – June 9, 1944; 25 years old; married to Eleanor Brown Wason on February 4, 1943 in Greenwich, CT (passed in 2013 at 93); no childrenLast local address: Wife, Eleanor Wason lived at 53 Wall Street, NorwalkEnlisted on February 9, 1942Service number: O-130999782ND AIRBORNE DIVISION, 325TH GLIDER INFANTRY REGIMENT, 401Continue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD BRYANT WASON; U.S. ARMY”

SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY

October 11, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – November 3, 1944; 22 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 3 State Street, South NorwalkEnlisted March 4, 1943Service number: 8072532USS RENO (CL-96)Missing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40 From The Norwalk Hour November 18, 1944 One Norwalk sailor is missing. Robert ValentineContinue reading “SEAMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT VALENTINE WALTER; U.S. NAVY”