SERGEANT ROOSEVELT SUGGS; U.S. ARMY

May 15, 1920 (Carbur, FL) – April 25, 1945; 24 years old; married to the former Jeanette Moore (1921 -1994) on March 4, 1943 in NorwalkLast local address: 31 Harbor Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on August 12, 1943Service number: 31338570658TH ORDNANCE AMMUNITION COMPANY Recorded circumstances attributed to: “DNB – Died Non-battle”. The incident took place in Germany.Continue reading “SERGEANT ROOSEVELT SUGGS; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD CAMPBELL STEVENS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

November 28, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – June 22, 1944; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 196 East Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted May 4, 1942Service number: O-804246367TH FIGHTER GROUP, 394TH FIGHTER SQUADRONMissing In Action (MIA) Awarded the Air Medal (three times) Norwalk High School Class of ‘38 P-38 Lightning, type J-15-LO, serial number 42-104316. Mission: Strafing and bombingContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD CAMPBELL STEVENS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT GERALD ROBERT STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY

August 1, 1916 (Stamford, CT) – November 12, 1944; 28 years old; married to Edith Hoffman on September 17, 1940 in New Haven, CTLast local address: 23 Ohio Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on November 13, 1942Service number: O-132248390TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 395TH INFANTRY REGIMENT Norwalk High School Class of ‘33 From The Norwalk Hour November 30, 1944 LieutenantContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT GERALD ROBERT STEINBERG; U.S. ARMY”

FIRST LIEUTENANT RICHARD HAROLD SPERRY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 31, 1914 (Westport, CT) – January 11, 1944; 29 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 30 Cove Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on December 18, 1941Service number: O-79115392ND BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 326TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal (2 times) and Purple Heart Medal He was shot down over Germany while on a bombing mission. At theContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT RICHARD HAROLD SPERRY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DANIEL SOLTESZ; U.S. ARMY

October 4, 1919 (Norwalk, CT) – January 21, 1945; 25 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 13 Lexington Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on October 9, 1941Service number: 31052585UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT Died at Luzon, Philippines. Not much else is known about his service. Repatriated to the United States in 1948 from the Philippines. Private Soltesz is buried atContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN DANIEL SOLTESZ; U.S. ARMY”

SECOND LIEUTENANT NORMAN SOLOMON; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

February 21, 1924 (New York, NY) – July 12, 1945; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 3 Lakeview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on December 2, 1942Service number O-708948462ND BOMBER GROUP (VERY HEAVY), 770THBOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart Medal Kingston High School (NY) Class of 1941 From The Norwalk Hour January 8, 1945Continue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT NORMAN SOLOMON; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT MURRAY SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 29, 1922 (Norwalk, CT) – September 23, 1943; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 144 Woodward Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted September 22, 1942Service number: 1109564696TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 413TH BOMBER SQUADRONMissing In Action (at sea) Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of ’40 Credited with 10 KIA according toContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT MURRAY SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SECOND LIEUTENANT WALTER DELNOR SLOAT JR.; U.S. ARMY

August 24, 1907 (Brooklyn, NY) – November 27, 1943; 36 years old; married to Camilla Baxter Sloat who was born in Rowayton, CT and moved back to South Beach Drive around 1946; one son Marshall Service number: O-50939831ST SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION Awarded the Purple Heart Medal Walter was a passenger on the His Majesty’s TransportContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT WALTER DELNOR SLOAT JR.; U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS FRANKLYN EDGAR SLAVIN; U.S. ARMY

June 28, 1912 (Southport, CT) – July 3, 1944; 32 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Scribner Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted December 18, 1941Serial number: 3127273482ND AIRBORNE, 325TH INFANTRY, 325TH GLIDER INFANTRY, HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Officially listed as “Died of Wounds” in Normandy. Buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Florida; Division V, Section 2, Block 9, Space 3.

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER JAMES SKIDD; U.S. NAVY

October 14, 1899 (Norwalk, CT) – June 1, 1943; 43 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 81 Fairfield Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on October 31, 1942Service number: 11101454 Died at Brooklyn Naval Hospital. According to his obituary, he was assigned to duty in the Aleutian Islands. He was returned to Seattle for medical treatment in May 1943 andContinue reading “CHIEF PETTY OFFICER JAMES SKIDD; U.S. NAVY”