STAFF SERGEANT EVERETT JOSEPH PLUMMER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

September 28, 1907 (Portage, ME) – August 24, 1943; 33 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 8 Baxter Drive, South NorwalkEnlisted on June 3, 1942Service number: 31123763308TH BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY), 425TH BOMBER SQUADRONMIA Awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal. Norwalk High School Class of 1928 B-24D #42-40845 took off, with a crew of 10,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT EVERETT JOSEPH PLUMMER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SERGEANT JESSE NATHANIEL OLMSTEAD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 14, 1919 (Greenwich, CT) – February 1, 1943; 24 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Chestnut Hill Road, NorwalkEnlisted: August 26, 1941Service number: 1103304113TH ARMY AIR FORCE, 11TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (HEAVY), 42ND BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (twice), and Purple Heart Medal On February 1, 1943 Sgt Olmstead was the assistantContinue reading “SERGEANT JESSE NATHANIEL OLMSTEAD; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

PRIVATE WILLIAM ALBERT O’BRIEN; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 3, 1913 (Berlin, NH) – May ?, 1944; 30 years old; married to the former Helen Martha Micknak of Waterbury on January 21, 1937Last local address: 100 East Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on September 28, 1943Service number 31406511 Listed as “DNB” = Died Non-Battle. Hospital card shows he died in a car accident of which heContinue reading “PRIVATE WILLIAM ALBERT O’BRIEN; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JOSEPH LOUGHREY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

May 23, 1917 (New York, NY) – April 6, 1945; 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 6 Old Saugatuck Road, East NorwalkEnlisted August 5, 1942Service number: 3116732652ND TROOP CARRIER WING, 314TH TROOP CARRIER GROUP, 50TH SQUADRON On April 6, 1945, in C-47 #42-93088, while cruising in poor weather conditions, the aircraft hit trees and crashedContinue reading “STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM JOSEPH LOUGHREY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SERGEANT ELMER KALMAN; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

February 28, 1925 (Kenvil, NJ) – June 22, 1945; 20 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 21 Dora Street, Stamford; his mother lived at 1 Truman Street, NorwalkService number: 31335530330th Bombardment Group, 458th Bombardment Squadron Crew 809 of “Colleen” (K-32 SN: 42-93955). According to Don Murray, the photo was taken at Walker Army Air Field inContinue reading “SERGEANT ELMER KALMAN; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT PETER ROBERT FROELICHER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

September 18, 1919 (Zurich, Switzerland) – February 8, 1943; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Valley Drive, Wilson Point, RowaytonEnlisted December 16, 1941Service number: O-791686310TH BOMBER GROUP (MEDIUM), 381ST BOMBER SQUADRONMIA He was awarded the Air Medal (twice) and the Purple Heart Medal. B-25C #41-13084 “Dis’n Did’t”took off with a crew of 6, along withContinue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT PETER ROBERT FROELICHER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD CLIVE DELANEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

January 2, 1924 (Springfield, OH) – January 29, 1945; 21 years old; unmarriedLast local address: Hickory Bluff, South Norwalk (draft card) and 401 Highland AveService number: O-827399375TH TROOP CARRIER GROUP, 56TH SQUADRONMIA (at sea) Son of Ralph M. Delaney who resided in New York City, New York. Donald was a passenger on C-46D #44-77420, 56thContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT DONALD CLIVE DELANEY; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

STAFF SERGEANT NICHOLAS JOSEPH CURCI; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 28, 1921 (Bridgeport, CT) – September 12, 1944; 23 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 61 Stuart Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted October 3, 1942Service number: 3119298798TH BOMBER GROUP; 345TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Third oldest of 8 children. All 5 sons served in the military. B-24J #44-40324 took off, with a crew of 10,Continue reading “STAFF SERGEANT NICHOLAS JOSEPH CURCI; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

FIRST LIEUTENANT EUGENE MORTON CREAGH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 14, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – September 12, 1944; 27 years old; unmarriedLast local address: 47 High Street, Norwalk and 38 Main Street, Norwalk (1940)Service number: O-816250388TH BOMB GROUP, 562ND BOMB SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal (3 times) and the Purple Heart Medal Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17G 42-107085 ‘Little Chum’.Continue reading “FIRST LIEUTENANT EUGENE MORTON CREAGH; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”

SECOND LIEUTENANT FRANK BENJAMIN COOPER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

June 14, 1917 (Boston, MA) – November 16, 1944; 27 years old; married to Alice Utz Cooper (1913-1994), in Wilton, CT on August 26, 1940Last local address: 7 Reed Street, NorwalkService number: O-776955449th BOMBER GROUP (HEAVY); 716TH BOMBER SQUADRON Awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart Medal. Having actually gone “Missing” on the aboveContinue reading “SECOND LIEUTENANT FRANK BENJAMIN COOPER; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE”