SECOND LIEUTENANT MILTON STEUER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

February 15, 1918 (New York, NY) – January 2, 1944; 26 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 26 Fairfield AvenueEnlisted on February 14, 1941Service number: O-803113 (as an officer) 32006967 (as enlisted)AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND From The Los Angles Times January 4, 1944 An Army board of investigation will be named to inquire into the crash Sunday nightContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT MILTON STEUER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

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

November 20, 1921 (Connecticut) – December 14, 1941; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address 392 Arctic Street, Bridgeport (1940 census)Enlisted September 12, 1940Service number 11019658Unit: 31st Bombardment Squadron Born to Francis “Frank” (1906-1978) and Anna Wegrzyn (1909-1953). One sister, Geraldine Wegrzyn Grucce (1936-). Two brothers, Walter (1915-1984) and Michael (1918-2003). Received the Purple Heart Medal. OfficiallyContinue 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 2nd Lt Ada Margaret “Peggy” Olsson (1916-1999), U.S. Army nurse Last local address: 56 Argyle Avenue, West HartfordEnlisted on September 7, 1940Service number O-411852Unit: 15th Pursuit Group, 46th Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field Name is “James Gordon Sterling” in some newspaper articles,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 oldUnmarriedFather lived at 52 Tilton Street, New HavenUnknown enlistment dateService number 6150664Unit: 17th Air Base Group, 18th Air Base Squadron, Schofield Barracks, HI Born to George M. Smith (1899-?) and Helen Elizabeth Sandusky Smith (1900-). PFC Smith was their only child. Received the PurpleContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH JR.; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”

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

April 2, 1921 (Stamford, CT) – December 7, 1941; 20 years oldUnmarriedListed at 93 Glenbrook Road, Stamford (1940 census)Enlisted on July 27, 1939Service number 6148539Unit: 78th Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field Born to Timothy (1893-1948) and Elizabeth Bender Horan (1895-1985). Father, Timothy, was a World War One veteran. Three brothers Francis (1928-1981), Richard (1931-2005), and RobertContinue reading “SERGEANT VINCENT JOSEPH HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”