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)Unit: Air Transport Command Born to Nathan “Nat” O. (1895-1973) [born in Austria] and Diana Deutsch Steuer (1898-1995) [born in Russia]. Brother Bernard “Buddy” (1922-1935). FromContinue 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 (1933-). 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; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 5, 1919 (New York) – December 7, 1941; 22 years oldUnmarriedFather lived at 52 Tilton Street, New HavenEnlisted on April 10, 1940Service number 6150664Unit: 17th Air Base Group, 18th Air Base Squadron, Schofield Barracks, HI Born to George M. Smith (1898-1974) and Helen Elizabeth Sanders Smith (1900-1977). PFC Smith was their only child. ReceivedContinue reading “PRIVATE FIRST CLASS GEORGE J. SMITH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

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 T. Bender Horan (1895-1985). Father, Timothy, was a World War One veteran. Three brothers Francis (1928-1981), Richard (1931-2005), andContinue reading “SERGEANT VINCENT JOSEPH HORAN; U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS”