PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FERDINAND POTE; U.S. ARMY

March 28, 1915 (Jeannette, PA) – July 11, 2005 (Norwalk, CT); 90 years oldMarried to Virginia Moscariello Pote (1923-2008) on May 13, 1944 in Norwalk.Children are Fred (1946-?), John (1947-2004), and Vincent (1954-?).Last local address: 40 Spring Street, Norwalk and 7 Chestnut Hill RoadEnlisted on June 3, 1942Serial number: 31123777Unit: 9th Infantry Division, 60th InfantryContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FERDINAND POTE; U.S. ARMY”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD MONTES DE OCA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

July 5, 1915 (San Jose, Costa Rica) – June 8, 1970 (Westport, CT); 54 years oldMarried to Mary McGowan Montes de Oca (1919-1970).One son, Michael (1953-?), and three daughters Patricia (1950-?), Christine (1952-?), and Rita (1959-?). Last local address: 370 West Avenue, Norwalk (YMCA)Enlisted July 3, 1942; Discharged May 19, 1945Serial number 31142824Unit: 322nd BombContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD MONTES DE OCA; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY

November 2, 1923 (Brooklyn, NY) – October 24, 2002 (Skaneateles, NY); 78 years oldMarried to Doris Andrea Gibb (1932-2007)One son, David F. Gibb III (1959?-?)Last local address: 36 High Street, NorwalkEnlisted on December 8, 1943Serial number: 6480223USS Wayne (APA-54) and USS Macon (CA-132) Born to David F. Gibb Sr. (1894-1968) and Mabel Townsend Middlebrook GibbContinue reading “COXSWAIN DAVID FRANCIS GIBB JR.; U.S. NAVY”

CORPORAL MILTON DEMING POST; U.S. ARMY

November 2, 1925 (Jamaica, NY) – August 25, 1991 (Las Vegas, NV); 65 years oldMarried to Dorothy Carrio on January 3, 1948 in Norwalk. One child.Last local address: 101 George AvenueEnlisted on March 8, 1944Service number 31454364Unit: 78th Infantry Division, 311th Infantry Regiment, Company K Born to Arthur Post (1889-1960) and Bertha “Betty” Deming PostContinue reading “CORPORAL MILTON DEMING POST; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL DAVID BERNARD CHAMPAGNE; U.S. MARINE CORPS

Once in a while I freelance and create bios for people I know who have a connection to a veteran who died during wartime service but not from Norwalk, Connecticut which is the theme of the work on this website. To me, any Medal of Honor recipient is deserving of my time and effort. ThisContinue reading “CORPORAL DAVID BERNARD CHAMPAGNE; U.S. MARINE CORPS”

TEC 5 ANTHONY CLEMENS STEMPIEN JR., U.S. ARMY

July 23, 1925 (Pemberwich, NY) – July 2, 2004 (Norwalk, CT); 78 years oldMarried in 1950 to Mabel Travis (1930-2002) of Port Chester, New York.Two children, Richard and Jane Stempien.Local address: High View Road, Glenville, CTInducted on October 4, 1943 and entered active duty October 25, 1943Separated January 18, 1946 at Fort Devens, MassachusettsSerial numberContinue reading “TEC 5 ANTHONY CLEMENS STEMPIEN JR., U.S. ARMY”

RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY

October 27, 1918 (Bridgeport, CT) – October 26, 1989 (Seattle WA); 70 years oldMarried Barbara Bassett (1920-2002) on December 2, 1945 in Norwalk, CT    — Barbara divorced and remarried to Chester B. PriceMarried Arlene G. Nicol (1929-2014) on December 16, 1966 in Seattle, WALocal address: 2 Pershing Street, NorwalkEnlisted on: December 14, 1938Serial number 4026989USSContinue reading “RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS ROBERT ARTHUR BURT JR., U.S. NAVY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT NEWTON CLARENCE WILBUR; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

March 25, 1916 (Norwich, CT) – December 15, 1998 (Indialantic, FL); 82 years oldMarried to Dorothy Anne DearingLocal address: 9 Rowayton Avenue and 9 Crockett, RowaytonEnlisted on June 3, 1941Serial number: 33094430 (Enlisted) and O-689713351ST BOMB GROUP, 509TH BOMB SQUADRON Held in German POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12. Awarded the Purple HeartContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT NEWTON CLARENCE WILBUR; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD HENRY VON CASTELBERG; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 18, 1908 (London, England) – Unknown date of deathMarried to Nancy Burkett Leary on August 6, 1940 in Manhattan, New YorkLocal address: parents in Harbor View Beach, Rowayton, Starlight Drive and Romindon Court, NorwalkEnlisted on March 16, 1943Serial number 32867810391ST BOMB GROUP, 574TH BOMB SQUADRONHeld in German POW camp Stalag 2A Neubrandenburg Mecklenberg 53-13.Continue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT EDWARD HENRY VON CASTELBERG; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VENARIO JOHN UCCELLINI; U.S. ARMY

August 27, 1919 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 31, 2003 (Westport, CT); 83 years oldMarried Jeanette Brundage June 27, 1947 in Norwalk, CTLocal address: 72 Grumman Avenue and 290 Main Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on September 8, 1941Serial number 3105211428TH INFANTRY DIVISIONName is also John V. Uccellini in some records. Held in German POW camp Stalag 11B FallingbostelContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VENARIO JOHN UCCELLINI; U.S. ARMY”