PRIVATE FELIX STANLEY WEGRZYN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

November 20, 1921 (Connecticut) – December 14, 1941; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address 392 Arctic Street, Bridgeport (1940 census)Enlisted September 12, 1940Service number 1101965831ST BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Officially listed as “Died of Wounds”, specifically wounds to the head from bomb fragments atContinue reading “PRIVATE FELIX STANLEY WEGRZYN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

2ND LIEUTENANT GORDON HERBERT STERLING JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

June 30, 1919 (Ilion, New York) – December 7, 1941; 22 years oldEngaged to 2dLt Ada Margaret “Peggy” Olsson (1916-1999), U.S. Army nurse Last local address: 56 Argyle Avenue, West HartfordEnlisted on September 7, 1940Service number O-41185215TH PURSUIT GROUP, 46TH PURSUIT SQUADRON, WHEELER FIELD Received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart Medal. Gordon H.Continue reading “2ND LIEUTENANT GORDON HERBERT STERLING JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS

December 5, 1919 (New York) – December 7, 1941; 22 years old; unmarriedFather lived at 52 Tilton Street, New HavenUnknown enlistment dateService number 615066417TH AIR BASE GROUP, 18TH AIR BASE SQUADRON, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI Received the Purple Heart Medal. In the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Information about Private Smith is scarce. Service numberContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

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

April 2, 1921 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years old; unmarriedListed at 93 Glenbrook Road, Stamford (1940 census)Enlisted on July 27, 1939Service number 614853978TH PURSUIT SQUADRON, WHEELER FIELD Vincent Horan was killed by a Japanese bomb fragment at Wheeler Field, Hawaii, 16 miles north of Pearl Harbor, on the first wave of theContinue reading “SERGEANT VINCENT M. HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”