TECHNICAL SERGEANT SIDNEY DAVID WALLACE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

December 20, 1920 (Bangor, ME) – March 18, 1979 (Phoenix, AZ); 58 years oldMarried to Naomi Becker Wallace (1924-2010) on September 28, 1944 in MaineChildren are Neal (1945-1986), and Lee (?), and Steven (?). Local address: 9 Douglas DriveEnlisted on July 1, 1942Serial number 11043187Unit: unknown Born to Joseph Wallace (1883-1938) and Annie Sagarin WallaceContinue reading “TECHNICAL SERGEANT SIDNEY DAVID WALLACE; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SERGEANT FREDERICK DEFINIS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

March 21, 1924 (Brooklyn, NY) – January 18, 2013 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried to Anne Perniciaro April 3, 1948Daughter Ann Marie Definis Dustin (1953-2018), and one son, Frederick.Last local address: 14 Neptune Avenue, South NorwalkEnlisted on November 24, 1942Serial number 11102777Unit: 95th Bomb Group, 336th Bomb Squadron Held in Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerlyContinue reading “SERGEANT FREDERICK DEFINIS; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

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”

SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE

October 5, 1920 (Norwalk, CT) – August 28, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 91 years oldMarried to Marian Tomasian on May 27, 1942 in NorwalkLived at 12 Cleveland Terrace prior to enlistingEnlisted September 18, 1942Serial number O-816742Unit: 96th Bomb Group, 339th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) Received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Co-pilot of B17G tailContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH WILLIAM KISKA; ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 22, 1918 (Rockville, CT) – January 11, 1943; 24 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 104 South Main Street, South Norwalk  Service number: 11033044Unit: 375th Bomber Group (Heavy), 514th Bomber Squadron Born to Delfasse (1851-?) and Daisy Avery Vanesse (1888-?). Brothers Ellery James (1916-1998) and William (1905-?). Sisters, Alice P. Vanesse Gerstenlauer (1908-1998), Dorothy L. Vanesse MolinaroContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT HAROLD CHARLES VAN NESS (VANESSE); U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT PAUL VALENTIK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 25, 1921 (Norwalk, CT) – February 4, 1944; 22 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 25 Seaview Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on July 3, 1942Service number: 31142791Unit: 100th Bomber Group (Heavy), 418th Bomber SquadronMissing in action (MIA); at sea Born to Paul (1899-1994) and Elizabeth Akos Valentik (1899-1972). One sister, Delores E. Valentik Kerekes (1928-2014). Awarded theContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT ROBERT PAUL VALENTIK; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN FRANCIS TROY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

April 12, 1912 (Norwalk, CT) – June 30, 1944; 22 years oldMarried to the former Gracie Merrill Sugden (1914-1965) on July 31, 1936 in Pound Ridge, NYLast local address: 32 Harbor Ave, NorwalkEnlisted on February 2, 1943Unit: 460th Bomber Group (Heavy), 760th Bomber Squadron Born to John L. Sr. (1875-1959) and Myra A. Meader TroyContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT MARTIN FRANCIS TROY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT JOSEPH EDWARD TIERNEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 11, 1924 (Norwalk, CT) – June 6, 1945; 20 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 21 ½ Merwin Street, NorwalkService number: O-2065855Unit: 90th Bomber Group (Heavy), 400th Bomber SquadronMissing In Action (MIA) Born to John L. Sr. (1875-1959) and Myra A. Meader Troy (1878-1938). Brothers Joseph (1899-1986) and John L. Jr. (1910-1983). Sisters, Marie Troy MoriartyContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT JOSEPH EDWARD TIERNEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

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

December 31, 1914 (Westport, CT) – January 11, 1944; 29 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 30 Cove Avenue, East NorwalkEnlisted on December 18, 1941Service number: O-791153Unit: 92nd 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”

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

February 21, 1924 (New York, NY) – July 12, 1945; 21 years oldUnmarriedLast local address: 3 Lakeview Drive, NorwalkEnlisted on December 2, 1942Service number O-708948Unit: 462nd Bomber Group (Very Heavy), 770th Bomber Squadron Born to Max (1892-1948) and Goldie E. Klein Solomon (1906-1986). Sister Claire H. Solomon MacKenzie (1926-1997). Brother Abraham (1932-1989). Awarded the AirContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT NORMAN SOLOMON; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”